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Is tooth extraction safe while suffering from anemia?

I am in need of an iron transfusion. My hemoglobin is 9. I have not felt well for quite awhile. I can't get in too seen the rheumatologist till 2/7/18.I am supposed to have 2 teeth pulled by oral surgeon. I am am going away on 2/28 and will not return till May. I don't want to be out of state and have to by my tooth pulled .
should I be getting my tooth pulled when anemic ?
Wed, 21 Feb 2018
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Dentist 's  Response
Hello and welcome to Health Care Magic, I have gone through your query and I can understand your concern.

Tooth Extraction is the Procedure that can involve the loss of blood not much most of the time.
you are saying that you're anemic and your HB count is only 9. You haven’t mentioned whether you are a male or Female as there are different normal levels of Hb in Males and Females.
Also the Extraction would depend on the Tooth to be extracted.
Though Extraction in severe Anemic patients is highly contraindicated, But in the borderline cases the matter is still under debate.

Here you can Extract the Tooth in only One Condition:
If you are a female (not suffering from any other Illness) and The Tooth Involved are Very much mobile as Atraumatic Extraction would cause very little of bleeding. As the Hb levels of Females is usually lower than the Male counterparts.

But Since you haven’t mentioned any such thing related your Sex, And Tooth involvement. I WOULD SUGGEST YOU TO HAVE A VISIT TO YOUR DENTIST AND GET AN ORAL EXAMINATION DONE, in order to see whether the extraction can be done or not.

Thanks and Regards

Dr Himayun Mir
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