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What are the precautions for dental cleanings-prophylaxis without deep subgingival scaling of children with sickle cell anemia? 
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics
7 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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Dr. Alan Resnik
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: No prophylaxis neede
No prophylaxis needed other than that your dentist would use for a routine cleaning with anyone in the pediatric age group.

In brief: No prophylaxis neede
No prophylaxis needed other than that your dentist would use for a routine cleaning with anyone in the pediatric age group.
Dr. Alan Resnik
Dr. Alan Resnik
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Dr. Dave Burns
Dentistry
In brief: No concerns
I am not aware of any concerns with prophy however deep cleaning could involve bleeding and or clotting concerns.

In brief: No concerns
I am not aware of any concerns with prophy however deep cleaning could involve bleeding and or clotting concerns.
Dr. Dave Burns
Dr. Dave Burns
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