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    Pat Mathews

    Has anyone had dental work done since being diagnosed? I need to have front tooth replaced or caped and I don’t know if this will affect me if it’s too much bleeding. So confused!


    I have had 3 crowns on cracked teeth over the last five yrs. No issues, no premedication.
    I was diagnosed with MDs six yrs ago and have moderate to severe neutropenia. Because of this I was also concerned about possible infection.

    Best wishes.

    Amy S.

    I had extractions of a tooth root with a dentist while I was under treatment for MDS. I had no issue with the extraction. I informed my oncologist of my extraction and I also told the dentist my MDS condition. The oncologist told me to schedule the extraction midway between the treatment cycles. To be safe, check with your doctors : oncologist and the dentist. Hope everything will turn out well.

    Bob Cook

    Be sure to tell your dentist before the work. Mine wasn’t familiar with MDS but was glad I let him know it made it difficult to fight even minor infections.


    I have MDS Intermediate risk with neutropenia and very low platelet count. I take Levofloxicin (antibiotic) before dental appointments. I just asked about getting a crown and my MD told me that there would be no problem. It is not really invasive and no bleeding. I would still take the antibiotic prior to procedure. Donna

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