dental work

April 7, 2008 at 6:54 pm

First off, I do believe you should ask your neurologist what he/she thinks about needing dental work. And DO TELL DENTIST WHAT MEDICATIONS/TREATMENTS YOU ARE ON.
Now, I had dental work done when I was on heavy doses of pred. and on IVIG’s. I was going through progressive stages of CIDP. I needed extractions, root canal, fillings, etc. and I suffered no side effects from the dental work. Some of us may have side effects, some may not, I don’t know.

Dental work…

March 27, 2008 at 7:26 pm

I also have had to have a lot of dental work done after my first two years of CIDP. I had just gone off of my two years of weekly 1,000 mg solumedrol infusions when I got my first abcess tooth. It had to be pulled, but I don’t remember having any issues with it, although my dentist did give me an antibiotic first. I then had another abcess tooth right after that one & had to have that pulled as well. Since then I had to have a 3 tooth partial made up to replace the molar that was pulled. I think a lot of my problems stemmed from the fact my hands were virtually useless the first two years after I came down with CIDP, so needless to say, my teeth were neglected. Not sure if it really had anything to do with the CIDP itself.
BTW I have had dental issues my entire life, have spent a small fortune on my teeth to keep them, not sure if it has all been worth it…