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Do you tell dentist you're on Tamoxifen?

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Cla46
Member

Re: Do you tell dentist you're on Tamoxifen?

Hi I told my dentist because the bc nurse said tamoxifen can make your blood thicker and give you clots so can affect healing. It's just in case you have any extractions I think x
GrumpyTrout
Member

Re: Do you tell dentist you're on Tamoxifen?

I was on Letrozole and am now on Anastrozole and both of these aromatase inhibitors can cause osteoporosis which will affect your teeth as well as your bones, especially post menopause so my dentist is aware of my drug regime. I don’t think that Tamoxifen bone density loss is so serious so it may not matter - however I would recommend being extra careful with your teeth nowadays.

Jill1998
Community Champion

Re: Do you tell dentist you're on Tamoxifen?

I had this dilemma too ,we are supposed to tell the dentist about all medication, but for some reason I struggled to share this with my dentist just felt really personal and not connected .One of the ladies I went through treatment with worked in a dental practice -she asked the dentist about this issue and he said there had never been any issues connected to Tamoxifen and dental treatment. Best to be upfront but I struggled with sharing it .The optician def needs to know as can cause changes to your eyes .
Sue C
Community Champion

Re: Do you tell dentist you're on Tamoxifen?

Hi

I'm not sure specifically what the connection is, but dentists like to have a record of all the medication that you're on.

Sue xx

Powdow
Member

Do you tell dentist you're on Tamoxifen?

Read in the leaflet that you should let your dentist know. I've got a check up appointment tomorrow, does anyone know what the connection is?
Thinking I'll be telling him and he'll be looking st me blankly!!