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i have sickle cell anemia are there any precautions i should take before dental work

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
49 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not realy: Since these new guidelines came out last year, our sickle cell center no longer routinely recommends antibiotics for dental work for sickle cell patie ... Read More
Dr. Kyle Shank
13 years experience Dentistry
Not usually: It is important to let your dentist know, but most procedures don't have a major impact for sickle cell. Procedures that involve more bleeding would ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
33 years experience Dentistry
Generally no.: Sickle cell disease can affect how well your blood carries oxygen. The only instance i see is if you were having nitrous oxide to help you relax for a ... Read More

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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No extra precautions: Routine dental cleanings (prophylaxis) for children with sickle cell anemia are not different than dental prophylaxis for normal children. Because chi ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Resnik
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No prophylaxis neede: No prophylaxis needed other than that your dentist would use for a routine cleaning with anyone in the pediatric age group.
Dr. Dave Burns
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No concerns: I am not aware of any concerns with prophy however deep cleaning could involve bleeding and or clotting concerns.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Lockhart
9 years experience Dentistry
Depends: Check with your physician as some cases are more active than others and it would be a medical call.
Dr. Michele Lambert
22 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
Not usually: If you have sickle cell disease and no other problems, and are getting a routine dental cleaning, you probably don't need anything special. You should ... Read More
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A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
Check with Heme Dr.: Hematology doctors who takes care of the sickle problems have guidelines on cold medications that are ok to use. Some doctors recommend not using tyle ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
30 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Donor transplant: Donor bone marrow transplantation from a related donor (usually sibling) or an unrelated donor can be often successfully carried out in healthy patien ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steven Ginsberg
37 years experience Hematology and Oncology
See pain specialist: Sickle cell anemia can be a very painful disease. There are many alternatives to injecting pentazocine. A visit to a pain specialist might be benefici ... Read More
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Dr. Scott Diede
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Important gene...: Sickle cell anemia is caused by a mutation in the gene that tells your body to make hemoglobin. Hemoglobin allows red blood cells to carry oxygen from ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Rubenstein
45 years experience Hematology and Oncology
It's not but...: Patients with sca suffer damage to the spleen. When the spleen eventually stops working, the patient has impaired resistance to bacterial infections ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Engel
20 years experience Pediatric Hematology and Oncology
No specific jobs...: Would be contraindicated, short of being a sherpa or other high altitude guide. There are even professional athletes with sickling disorders. Maintain ... Read More
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Videh Mahajan
25 years experience Internal Medicine
Medications: Contact a county social worker who can help find different programs available to you.

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