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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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Dr. Steven Ginsberg
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Anemia (Definition)

Anemia refers to any condition where there is a decrease in the red blood cells in the body. There are numerous causes of anemia but they can basically be broken down into 3 categories: decreased production of red blood cells increased destruction of red ...Read more


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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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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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I need dental scaling\root planning but i'm afraid of the pain afterwards, what should I expect? Is this something just regular tylenol (acetaminophen) can handle?

I need dental scaling\root planning but i'm afraid of the pain afterwards, what should I expect? Is this something just regular tylenol (acetaminophen) can handle?

Minor discomfort.: You may feel minor discomfort from the injection or sensitivity to hot/cold liquids after scaling ; root planing. Otc tylenol (acetaminophen) or Ibuprofen is usually enough to tide you over; the discomfort should disappear over a short time. ...Read more

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