• Wisdom teeth and chemo

    Asked by jojo12 on Tuesday, January 3, 2012

    Wisdom teeth and chemo

    I just started chemo almost two weeks ago. My next treatment is this friday. Its been two days since I started experiencing really bad pain from one of my wisdom teeth. Has anyone ever had theirs removed during chemo? Is it safe? I'm worried about getting an about infection

    2 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I have been through 3 different diagnoses and treatments, I was told each time to go to the dentist and get all teeth problems fixed before I started treatment, they didn't want me having any dental work done during treatments since the risk of infection is greater during treatments. Once during treatment,my white blood count dropped below 500 and I was having an infection in my system, and really had nothing wrong. But had a 105.9 fever. You should talk to your oncologist before going to the dentist for sure.
      Good luck to you!

      over 8 years ago
    • susie81610's Avatar

      Yes talk to your oncologist and your dentist. Iam in need of work and they dont want me to have it done I was in the process of getting bridges when I went on chemo last year so I have been living with 16 teeth in the front for over a year don't get anything started and don't get them cleaned they say that is the worst for infection. I just had this conversation last week so please make sure you talk to them. If it is real bad they can do certain things but they have to keep a very close eye on you.
      Good Luck

      over 8 years ago

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