A 21-year-old member asked:
I have sickle cell anemia. are there any precautions i should take before dental work?
3 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 49 years experience
6.1k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Dentistry 13 years experience
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 be of greater concern, things like extractions, dental implants, etc.
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Dentistry 33 years experience
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 treatment.
Most offices that administer this also do a great job of monitoring you.
5.5k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Sep 28, 2016
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