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Root canal during breast cancer treatment

Suhasini profile image

My Mom is her2 positive. Had 12 chemos weekly along with herceptin. Now on dose of herceptin for next 9mths

She now has a dental problem where she has been suggested to go in for root canal .

Is it safe and advisable to go in for root canal or extraction ?

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sumeet_shah profile image

If she is on Zoledronic Acid (ask your Oncologist), or one of its related compounds, then dental procedures are not advised till that medicine is stopped for a month at least. But if these medicines are not going on, then dental procedure shouldn’t be a problem. We suggest you talk to your Oncologist, as he or she would know better about your Mom’s treatment.

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Suhasini in reply to sumeet_shah

Thank u Sir . My Mom s currently on herceptin . Not aware of the composition .wil consult our oncologist .

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Suhasini in reply to Suhasini

Sir , zolendronic acid was given on 23rd june 2020 . so the gap is almost of 4.5 mths. that means we can go ahead with root canal , right ?

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Sapra in reply to Suhasini

I had to go for two dental procedures after biannual zolendrone. We have to mention this to the dentist. I took my oncologists opinion too. Procedure went smoothly no issues. There was a gap of 3 months post and pre zolendrone dose.

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Suhasini in reply to Sapra

Thank u soo much for sharing ur experience.

Its actually a relief after all the replies i got .

Small issues that crop up are really scary .

mail me your contact number I will help you.

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