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I have sickle cell anemia. Are there any precautions I should take before dental work?
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Dr. Kyle Shank
Dentistry
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Kyle Shank
Dr. Kyle Shank
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
Dr. Scott Greenhalgh
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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery
In brief: 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 patients -- only for selected situations local anesthesia rather than conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
All of these concerns are greater for children with hemoglobin ss and hemoglobin s-beta-zero thalassemia, than for those with other types types.

In brief: 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 patients -- only for selected situations local anesthesia rather than conscious sedation or general anesthesia.
All of these concerns are greater for children with hemoglobin ss and hemoglobin s-beta-zero thalassemia, than for those with other types types.
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
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