Dravet Syndrome from Dental View: A Case Report


  • Maha Saleh Al-Qahtani King Saud University Riyadh, Bachelor of Dentistry And Maxillofacial Surgery Saudi Commission For Health Specialties Riyadh 11/2013, Saudi Arabia




Dravet Syndrome, Gingival, Dental Problems, Seizures, Behavioral Problems


Dravet Syndrome is a complex neurological disorder characterized by developmental delays and seizures caused by Gingival hyperplasia (gingival enlargement and frequent bleeding) in a paediatric, four-year-old girl for several years. This condition, often exacerbated secondary to medications used to manage DS, contributed to the development of severe dental caries—the girl with severe dental caries and gingival hyperplasia presented to the clinic. A collaborative approach involving pediatric dentistry, neuro-paediatrics, general medicine, and anaesthesia was employed to extract affected primary teeth—this multidisciplinary effort streamlined management and treatment, leading to successful outcomes. Postoperatively, the patient showed satisfactory recovery and underwent regular follow-ups. Regular follow-up appointments conducted every three months demonstrated significant improvement in the girl’s oral health and overall well-being, including a positive impact on her emotional, cognitive, and motor functions.


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How to Cite

Al-Qahtani, M. S. (2024). Dravet Syndrome from Dental View: A Case Report. American Journal of Medical Science and Innovation, 3(1), 86–90. https://doi.org/10.54536/ajmsi.v3i1.2574