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My sister in law has had a kidney transplant a year ago now she is doing well ..But can she now go in for a tooth extraction which has been advised?
13 doctors weighed in

Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
5 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
She must take full sanitary measures for the extraction to prevent an infection if she is still on immunosuppressants.

In brief: Yes
She must take full sanitary measures for the extraction to prevent an infection if she is still on immunosuppressants.
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
Dr. Maziar Rezvani
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Dr. George Loss
Surgery - Transplant
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Check with your doctor and/or transplant coordinator to make sure you follow the latest guidelines regarding prophylactic antibiotic use.

In brief: Yes
Check with your doctor and/or transplant coordinator to make sure you follow the latest guidelines regarding prophylactic antibiotic use.
Dr. George Loss
Dr. George Loss
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2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Most often she will need to receive an antibiotic just before the procedure.
She should discuss this with her transplant team.

In brief: Yes
Most often she will need to receive an antibiotic just before the procedure.
She should discuss this with her transplant team.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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Dr. Richard Sarle
I agree with Dr Flechner, but I would advise any pt who has had a kidney transplant to always speak to there doctor before any procedure...
Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Antibiotic coverage
People with organ txps + suppressed immune systems (from the anti-rejection drugs) generally require all health maintenance care, including dental treatment.
It's more important to treat infection earlier + more aggressively than in other people. If a dental extraction is required, it should probably be done in conjunction with antibiotic coverage. Should definitely ask txp md. Tell the dentist!

In brief: Antibiotic coverage
People with organ txps + suppressed immune systems (from the anti-rejection drugs) generally require all health maintenance care, including dental treatment.
It's more important to treat infection earlier + more aggressively than in other people. If a dental extraction is required, it should probably be done in conjunction with antibiotic coverage. Should definitely ask txp md. Tell the dentist!
Dr. Amy Friedman
Dr. Amy Friedman
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