Everyday Oral Surgery

Medicine Review: Liver Disorders and their Relevance to Oral Surgery (with Dr. Andrew Jenzer)

November 08, 2023 Grant Stucki - oral and maxillofacial surgeon Episode 218
Everyday Oral Surgery
Medicine Review: Liver Disorders and their Relevance to Oral Surgery (with Dr. Andrew Jenzer)
Show Notes

Liver disorders affect oral surgery greatly, and in this episode of Everyday Oral Surgery, Dr. Andrew Jenzer joins us to do a medicine review of liver disorders. Tuning in, you’ll hear all about the function of the liver, how bile flows through the body, liver function tests, the different kinds of liver damage, and how the gallbladder affects the liver. We also discuss a couple of interesting liver disorders before Andrew tells us how patients with liver dysfunction are evaluated and managed by oral surgeons. Finally, our guest does a review of medication used to treat liver dysfunction patients and their side effects and even reminds us to be conservative with medication for patients with moderate to severe liver damage. To hear all this and so much more, press play now!


Key Points From This Episode:

  • Welcoming today’s guest, Dr. Andrew Jenzer.
  • The functions of the liver, what bile is, and how it flows through the body. 
  • The dangers of asymptomatic jaundice. 
  • What increases unconjugated and conjugated bilirubin levels. 
  • Liver function tests, what they include, and what they indicate. 
  • The different types of liver damage that can occur and elevations indicating liver injury. 
  • How gallbladder blockages affect the liver and bile movements. 
  • Cirrhosis, the categories of it, and what happens when it occurs. 
  • Andrew tells us about the interesting disorder, hepatic encephalopathy, and how it’s treated. 
  • How patients with liver dysfunction are evaluated and managed by oral health professionals. 
  • A review of medication that can be used for liver dysfunction patients and their side effects.  
  • The importance of being conservative with medicine for moderate to severe liver dysfunction. 


Links Mentioned in Today’s Episode:

Dr. Andrew Jenzer Email Address — andrew.jenzer@gmail.com
Dr. Andrew Jenzer — https://www.healthgrades.com/dentist/dr-andrew-jenzer-xylmd8r

KLS Martin — https://www.klsmartin.com/en/

Everyday Oral Surgery Website — https://www.everydayoralsurgery.com/ 

Everyday Oral Surgery on Instagram — https://www.instagram.com/everydayoralsurgery/ 

Everyday Oral Surgery on Facebook — https://www.facebook.com/EverydayOralSurgery/

Dr. Grant Stucki Email — grantstucki@gmail.com

Dr. Grant Stucki Phone — 720-441-6059