Hi @pharaoh, a great big welcome to our community forum, it seems to me that you have posted rather well and I hope the guide above helps you.
@Willow, has given you good advice.
I also have CLL. We are all individual, with different medical histories, but in 2006 I had multiple extractions due to frequent infections and I was told I should not have implants because to the invasiveness of the procedure and likelihood of continued infections.
When I had my extractions my haematologist, GP and specialist dentist all worked together to ensure I had antibiotics before, during and after the procedure. A really good example of professionals working together. I had to go to a private dentist.
It meant that I have dentures, but I have not had any dental procedures since that time.
I have annual check ups and because I keep my dental hygiene well I don’t have to see the hygienist.
I was due to have my annual check up in July, which I cancelled due to shielding, the next day I lost part of a tooth while eating a piece of brie cheese, luckily it doesn’t hurt !!
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