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Transplant: Amoxicillin for dental appointment

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@cehunt57

I had a pancreas transplant in 2005. Part of the aftercare was an antibiotic prescription to take as a prophylactic before dental appointments. It was explained to me that this was necessary to prevent/treat infections I might encounter with dental procedures since I’m immune suppressed. It wasn’t amoxicillin since I have an amoxicillin allergy but I don’t remember what it was. This went on for several years before routine dental cleanings/exams. At some point I broke a crown, had to find a new dentist (insurance change) to repair it. Antibiotic prophylaxis was no longer a consideration. This past summer I found out I needed a root canal in a different area. The endodontist (another new provider due to insurance change) prescribed an antibiotic for pain I was having not for a prophy. I got the root canal and followed up with a permanent filling. I’ve had 3 new providers this past year and no more antibiotic prophylaxis. Maybe this is because I am so far past the original transplant and I am still here, thank God!

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Hi @cehunt57 😊 Congratulations on your 2005 successful pancreas transplant…that's wonderful! And thank you so much for sharing your dental (antibiotics) experiences with me. It's very helpful to hear other people's experiences.
I am curious, after all of these years after transplant which immune suppression drugs do you currently take? Am I correct in saying that you are cured of diabetes with your new pancreas?

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