Hi everyone , I recently moved and found a very nice dentist who is very helpful but she has told me she won't extract teeth because of my ET and would refer me to hospital if needed . I was wondering if this is normal practice as its not ideal for me because of transport issues . Also what would happen if the dreaded toothache appeared and it was an emergency ? In reality I don't think waiting for a hospital appointment would be feesible . I'm on hydroxy and aspirin and meds for high blood pressure . Thanks
Dentist: Hi everyone , I recently moved and found... - MPN Voice
I had one dentist say that to me so I changed dentists!! I have a well experienced dentist now who initially took my full medical history and researched it and my treatment (like you ET on HU and aspirin) and happily has treated me now for some years, including a complicated tooth extraction with no probs at all. I think it depends on the experience and confidence of the dentist so may be good time to try elsewhere! And check with your consultant and if they say for your particular individual case no reason for hospital for dental work you will have the OK to just find a good dentist! All the best.
I have PV, on HU and clopidogrel. I had a tooth removed earlier this year. My dentist was confident that there wouldn’t be a problem. I asked my heamotologist if I needed to stop clopidogrel before the extraction and he said, no need. It all went fine.
I also had a squamous cell carcinoma cut off the back of my hand 4 weeks ago without stopping the clopidogrel.
As helatlast says, maybe you need to change dentist.