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I have sickle cell anemia. Are there any precautions I should take before dental work?

I have sickle cell anemia. Are there any precautions I should take before dental work?

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood ...Read more


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What are the precautions for dental cleanings-prophylaxis without deep subgingival scaling of children with sickle cell anemia?  

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 more

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What are the precautions for clients suffering from hypoproliferative anemia and it's treatment?

What are the precautions for clients suffering from hypoproliferative anemia and it's treatment?

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

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Is premedication needed for dental cleanings if you have sickle cell anemia?

Is premedication needed for dental cleanings if you have sickle cell anemia?

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 check with your hematologist to be certain. ...Read more

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Can I go for dental implants in sickle cell anemia patients?

Can I go for dental implants in sickle cell anemia patients?

Yes: Always tell your dentist all of your medical conditions and medications you are currently taking. There are very few complete contraindications for dental implants if your medical conditions are well controlled. ...Read more

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Have the synptoms of anemia, but had severe dental abcess 2 weeks ago fear sepsis. But blood wrk ok. Only have county program.?

See an ID physician: Rather rapid, but anemia following dental problem may have been caused by endocarditis. Blood work could be normal but should have blood cultures. ...Read more

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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

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 more

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What is the possiable injeries risk and precaution in dental clinic and laboratory setting?

What is the possiable injeries risk and precaution in dental clinic and laboratory setting?

Too broad: Your question is very broad and not easily answered on this type of forum. Can you be more specific as to what you want to know and why? Perhaps then, we can be more helpful. Thanks. ...Read more

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Can dental x-rays without precaution cause chromosome deletion to the baby?

Can dental x-rays without precaution cause chromosome deletion to the baby?

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

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What dental precautions should be taken for a child with congenital heart defect?

What dental precautions should be taken for a child with congenital heart defect?

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 more

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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.

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 more

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Is it recommended for people who suffer from congestive heart failure to take special precautions with their dental care?

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 more

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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?

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 more

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I've extracted my wisdom teeth, what are the precautions I've to do?

I've extracted my wisdom teeth, what are the precautions I've to do?

See below: For a faster healing you want to keep the area clean. Using warm salt water to rinse the area will help. Avoid hard, spicy and hot food. ...Read more

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6 mo old 4th tooth is coming in. Should I worry about those teeth coming in so early. Should I take extra precaution?

No Problem: Teeth eruption varies considerably among children. No unusual to see 4 teeth in a 4 month old baby. No special precautions is needed. Thank you. ...Read more

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My lower front teeth was broken while playing in school during my childhood. Will it affect in future what precautions should I take.

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 more

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Sir can I Straighten my front teeth by applying manual pressure? Is there any side effect or some kind of precaution to be taken? ??

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 more

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