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From Los Angeles, California, USA:

My grandson, who has type 1 diabetes, needs to have four baby teeth pulled to help his other teeth come out. Can this be a problem?


Generally, this should not be a problem at all unless the control of the diabetes is poor. Bleeding should not be of concern due to the size of the teeth.

Depending on the level of control and the difficulty of extractions, his parents will need to consult with your grandson's doctor as to whether or not he needs prophylactic antibiotics.


Original posting 29 Oct 2002
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