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Topic: Dental work

Forum: Lymphedema — Risks, tips for prevention, and info about products that can address the symptoms of lymphedema.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2018 04:36PM

B123 wrote:

does any one take antibiotics before/after dental work to protect implants?

Dx 8/6/2011, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Jan 20, 2018 04:49PM Legomaster225 wrote:

My PS had me pre-Medicate prior to my cleaning. He said he just started recommending it since he had a patient with issues. I used to pre-medicate before for minor mitral valve leakage but they stopped that protocol. Not sure if it is needed but I'll take it anyway

Diagnosed at 50. Currently 52. Oncotype score 39. One node positive at diagnosis negative after preadjuvent chemo. Bilateral cancer discovered at BMX. Left breast was supposed to be prophylactic. :-( Dx 12/3/2016, IDC, Right, 3cm, Stage IIB, Grade 2, 0/4 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Chemotherapy 1/19/2017 AC + T (Taxol) Surgery 6/21/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left, Right; Reconstruction (left): Silicone implant; Reconstruction (right): Silicone implant Dx 6/22/2017, IDC, Left, <1cm, Stage IB, Grade 1, 0/0 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Dx 6/22/2017, DCIS, Left, <1cm, Stage 0, Grade 1 Radiation Therapy 8/21/2017 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall Hormonal Therapy 10/16/2017
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Jan 20, 2018 05:03PM B123 wrote:

Pre medicate with an antibiotic? How about after?

I guess it’s to err on side of caution?

Dx 8/6/2011, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, 2/17 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-

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