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Anemia Any Precautions Dental
What are the precautions for dental cleanings-prophylaxis without deep subgingival scaling of children with sickle cell anemia?
No extra precautions: Routine dental cleanings (prophylaxis) for children with sickle cell anemia are not different than dental prophylaxis for normal children. Because children are not sedated, the risk of decreased oxygenation is not there. For "operative" dental procedures such as tooth extractions and root canals, prophylactic antibiotics can be considered. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Need more info.: Hypoproliferative anemia is a descriptive term, not a diagnosis. It means anemia because the bone marrow isn't making enough red cells. There are a great many causes from hormone deficiencies to chronic illness, malnutrition, vitamin or mineral deficiencies, cancers and myelodysplasia. The treatment depends on the underlying cause. ...Read more
Have the synptoms of anemia, but had severe dental abcess 2 weeks ago fear sepsis. But blood wrk ok. Only have county program.?
45yr female with celiac since June. Have dental issues, anemia w/I.V. Iron, factor5 leiden, horrible pain, cramps, diarrhea, joint pain. All docs say I don't need hospitals. Is this true? Fatigue& 80lb loss but insomnia. Help please. I am really sufferi
I have low epo output and extremely low iron stores in bone marrow (aspiration done). Chronic anemia-can be as low as 6.2-8.2 on regular basis Can this affect my teeth? It seems since my dx 8-10 yrs ago I have had terrible tooth decay and poor gums. Of cor
Possibilities: It could make you more susceptible to gums disease. It shouldn't affect your teeth unless something you are taking is causing dry mouth. Things that could affect your susceptibility to decay are menopause, vomiting, and heart burn. You don't have to have problems if you take care of your teeth. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: The modern dental x-ray dose is very low. The x-ray beam is also columated so the beam is very small. Virtually no scatter exists. Also, the dentist generally shields your body with a lead apron. The beam is pointed at the patients tooth, not their abdomen. X-rays are much safer than dr oz will have you believe. ...Read more
Depends on the defct: Chd is quite a variable diagnosis & some conditions do require antibiotics be taken prior to and just after dental procedures to prevent bacteria that may be set loose from infecting a valve or graft. The specific recommendations depend on the type of defect & or repair. You should have your pcp, pediatrician or pedi cardiologist review current recommendations with you & follow them. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Dental hygiene advice on the best proper care routine, techniques, and precautions for bulimics. It relapsesapproximately 5-7 days monthly; otherwise has a healthy diet.
Floride rinse: Bulimia is destructive to your teeth due to the high concentration of gastrointestinal acids that pass through the oral cavity. This lowers the ph of the area and causes destruction of enamel until the ph can be increased to a more neutral level. Using a Fluoride rinse like act! Will help by increasing the ph at a more rapid rate than your saliva does naturally. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Is it recommended for people who suffer from congestive heart failure to take special precautions with their dental care?
CHF: Congestive heart failure patients usually have structural abnormalities of the heart muscle and can have rhythm abnormalities so yes. Dental care both in the office and at home is important. A the dentist some office procedures and drugs could be problematic. Poor dental hygiene at home could result in infections which could cause valve problems. So dental care is important. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have three crowns on my front teeth placed few hours ago, what precautions should I take? And the crowns seem a little brighter than my other teeth?
New crowns: Would it make more sense to post this question on the internet ; have it answered by dentists who have not seen you, your mouth nor know the type of crowns made or....By the dentist who actually treated you? It is difficult or impossible to exactly match crowns to natural teeth. Discuss this issue with your dentist as well. We can't evaluate how well it matches not being able to see it ourselves. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
6 mo old 4th tooth is coming in. Should I worry about those teeth coming in so early. Should I take extra precaution?
My lower front teeth was broken while playing in school during my childhood. Will it affect in future what precautions should I take.
Childhood accident: A clinical exam, x-rays and pulp testing can easily determine the extent of any previous or present injury to the teeth and supporting tissues. At that time, your dentist can discuss any necessary treatment, precautions and the possible restorative improvements. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Sir can I Straighten my front teeth by applying manual pressure? Is there any side effect or some kind of precaution to be taken? ??
Self treatment: Trying to straighten your teeth manually simply won't work and even if you were able to make slight improvement, the teeth won't stay in place. Seek qualified Orthodontic treatment or accept what you have. Orthodontists have years of training and experience and special appliances and materials to achieve their goals. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
15 wk pregnant. Pain in wisdom teeth. Adviced to take out all 4 wisdom teeth. Wht precautions req in oral surgery for pregnant women?
I was told I'm slightly anemic, I also have to get my wisdom teeth pulled, I was wondering if I needed to take precautions for this?
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