bz45 wrote:.... But I'm wondering if the Avastin and slightly low platelet count would be contraindications.
Talk to your dentist, but my experience is that they get "interested and concerned" when we are even on chemo, let alone having low platelets and Avastin.
My advice : get the infection contained with whatever Abx's you need. That helps to protect the rest of your body first. Then you can have the dentist talk re : extraction or other surgery ?????
I do these all the time and will not do a full major surgery on a severely
infected mouth until we get the bugs under control....( 24-48 hours of high level heavy duty meds....or VERY high levels IV while under GA if it is an emergency situation ). Bleeding issues are less important ( in my line of work ), but with severe clotting disorders, I do not take any chances and do clotting screens prior, if there is a major extraction or dental surgery involved. Forewarned IS forearmed for my patients....'cos they can't tell me how they're doing
( I am a Vet.)
If a quick extraction WILL relieve the pain and allow the infection to drain, then we'll do it...but there are always lots of high power antibiotics on board before we start.
What have your Onc and Dentist said. They are the ones I would listen to for your own situation.
PM me if you need more info ????