Monday, 20 April 2015

Dental care post-transplant

I went to the dentist today and was reminded how much I now have to consider my transplant when doing any of the regular life things. I guess it's not so much my transplant as the medication I'm taking because of the transplant. Much like how I now am suppose to wear sunscreen all the time as I'm super susceptible to get skin cancer.

Apparently now I'm suppose to get antibiotics whenever I go to the dentist as the cleaning can cause my gums to bleed which could lead to infections. Thankfully the dentist was able to give me some but she would've preferred to have had a order from the transplant doctors. Considering this was at the dental office in the cancer hospital, I can't imagine many of the dentists in NS being prepared.

The good news is that I got a passing grade from the dentist and hygienist. I was a bit worried I might have a cavity seeing as my oral care was less than stellar while hospitalized.

1 comment:

Sue said...

one more thing that you and Isaiah have in can get matching antibiotics and go to the dentist together! :-)