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Please help! what is the hepatic system and in what way is it related to dentistry?

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Dr. Joel Doyon answered

Specializes in Dentistry - Cosmetic

The liver: The hepatic system is the liver and all its blood vessels that interact with adjacent organs. Everything you ingest eventually goes through the liver.

Answered 1/25/2014

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Anesthesia: The hepatic system which includes the liver, produces enzymes which help metabolize many of the local anesthetics used in dentistry. Patients with significant liver disease may have a more difficult time with local anesthesia and are more prone to bleeding.

Answered 10/4/2021

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