View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:08 am



Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
 A question from Roxanne 
Author Message

Joined: Wed Mar 02, 2011 1:04 pm
Posts: 251
Post A question from Roxanne
Hi All,
I know we kinda of wrapped up that discussion, but Roxanne had posted a question at the end of my previous post regarding tooth extraction and I was wondering if any one can give her suggestions...Thanks very much!
Best,
Tonya

___
From Roxanne:

My husband recently broke a wisdom tooth while at a board and care home. (Apparently he bit down on a "pebble" in some soup). At the time we didn't realize the tooth was broken and perhaps it may just have been cracked. Now that it has broken, his regular dentist says it needs to come out, but I am afraid of a further decline. (The reason for the board and care began with constipation)... He is back home now and doing okay... But I am so afraid he will wind up in the hospital again over this procedure. I know not removing it might cause problems but am so fearful of the complications. Any suggestions? We are also going for yet another opinion as his diagnosis may not be LBD...
Thank you,
Roxanne

_________________
First symptoms in 2000 at 35 yrs old. LBD early onset dx 2-17-2011 at age 46.

' "I try not to worry about the future, but rather to "wonder"....and "wonder" is one step away from "awe" '......From a wise friend........


Sat Aug 06, 2011 12:39 pm
Profile

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:59 pm
Posts: 1978
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Roxanne,
Many people have had a tooth extraction done with LBD and done fine with versed, taking a chance of infection not having it done can cause some real problems too, Speak to the neuro about your concerns and perhaps he can help ease your fears !

Good Luck !

_________________
Irene Selak


Sat Aug 06, 2011 2:30 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 95
Location: California
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Thank you Tonya and Irene.
Roxanne

_________________
My husband's first diagnosis in 2006 at age 64: Early Cortical Lewy Body Disease. He passed in Oct. 2013 at age 71. Autopsy indicated evidence for late-stage Alzheimer's only. NO Lewy Bodies were found in the hemisphere of his brain that was studied..?


Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:23 pm
Profile

Joined: Tue Feb 23, 2010 10:32 am
Posts: 215
Location: Kalispell, MT
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Roxanne:

The reason I chose to have my husband's teeth extracted (went very well) was to prevent future tooth pain, the possibility of not just local infection but systemic, and making it easier to clean the adjacent teeth. Dental hygiene is a big problem.

Gail


Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:46 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 95
Location: California
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Thank you Gail. Yes, that makes perfect sense. And you are right: dental hygiene is a big issue. Looking forward to the cleaning that is supposed to take place before the extraction consultation - there is not enough Listerine in this world... BTW, we saw a new movement disorder neurologist and he confirmed the LBD diagnosis... I was hoping he might give us a magic bullet...
Thanks & Take Care,
Roxanne

_________________
My husband's first diagnosis in 2006 at age 64: Early Cortical Lewy Body Disease. He passed in Oct. 2013 at age 71. Autopsy indicated evidence for late-stage Alzheimer's only. NO Lewy Bodies were found in the hemisphere of his brain that was studied..?


Sat Aug 06, 2011 7:58 pm
Profile

Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:46 pm
Posts: 4811
Location: SF Bay Area (Northern CA)
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Contact the local Alzheimer's Association chapter (alz.org) and ask for dentists they recommend for those with dementia. Many of the dentists are "mobile dentists" and will go to your home -- even with a portable xray machine! It's not terribly expensive either. I'd get a second opinion from one of them.


Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:44 pm
Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 95
Location: California
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Good idea Robin. A second opinion is always helpful. Our first consultation is tomorrow. Fingers crossed.
Thanks so much,
Roxanne

_________________
My husband's first diagnosis in 2006 at age 64: Early Cortical Lewy Body Disease. He passed in Oct. 2013 at age 71. Autopsy indicated evidence for late-stage Alzheimer's only. NO Lewy Bodies were found in the hemisphere of his brain that was studied..?


Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:10 am
Profile

Joined: Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:40 pm
Posts: 95
Location: California
Post Re: A question from Roxanne re: tooth extraction
The wisdom tooth came out yesterday in about 5 minutes with a local of lidocaine! No problems so far, thank goodness!

_________________
My husband's first diagnosis in 2006 at age 64: Early Cortical Lewy Body Disease. He passed in Oct. 2013 at age 71. Autopsy indicated evidence for late-stage Alzheimer's only. NO Lewy Bodies were found in the hemisphere of his brain that was studied..?


Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:19 pm
Profile

Joined: Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:07 pm
Posts: 1039
Location: Minnesota
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
I'm so glad to hear that. Thank you for the followup.

_________________
Jeanne, 68 cared for husband Coy, 86. RBD for 30+ years; LDB since 2003, Coy at home, in early stage, until death in 2012


Tue Aug 09, 2011 3:30 pm
Profile

Joined: Sat Jan 03, 2009 2:59 pm
Posts: 1978
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Glad it turned out OK and wasn't a big issue !

_________________
Irene Selak


Tue Aug 09, 2011 7:18 pm
Profile WWW

Joined: Fri Aug 11, 2006 1:46 pm
Posts: 4811
Location: SF Bay Area (Northern CA)
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
Good news!


Tue Aug 09, 2011 9:28 pm
Profile

Joined: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:27 pm
Posts: 29
Location: Maryland
Post Re: A question from Roxanne
My sister who has LBD, her teeth are also being extracted (2 at a time) and her dentist uses a local or some dentists use gas! Hope this helps.


Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:03 am
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 12 posts ] 

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.
Localized by MaĆ«l Soucaze © 2010 phpBB.fr