Patients Prior to Chemotherapy
Do I need dental treatment before I start chemotherapy?
The objective prior to starting chemotherapy is to eliminate existing infection and to manage potential sources of infections.
Patients with hematologic malignancies or receiving chemotherapy or immunomodulating therapy may be or become immunosuppressed (low or non-functioning white blood cells) and thrombocytopenic (low platelets). Your dental treatment will be scheduled in consultation with your oncologist.