Bone Marrow Transplant Clearance - Dental
Consultation with a general dentist is an important pre-procedural checkpoint prior to any bone marrow transplant.
The process of receiving a bone marrow transplant can cause anemia, bleeding, and a lowered immune system. The oral cavity, which harbors many microorganisms, can be a site of complication from transplantation. Our general dentists have special training and expertise in preparing patients for bone marrow transplants and in managing the oral complications during and after patients' medical treatment. They work closely with Mass General's oncologists in caring for transplant patients.
Acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) is a cancer of the blood in which too many lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell, are produced by the bone marrow and by organs of the lymph system
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MGH Hotline 2.18.11 The meeting of 50-year-old Erin Cortright with 28-year-old Carrie Atkins, surrounded by a team of MGH caregivers from the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit, brought tears to many eyes.
Mass General Dental Group165 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA 02114
Public Transportation Access: yes
Disabled Access: yes
If you wish to become a patient in our practice, start by making an appointment with a member of our professional staff.
Click here for directions to our dental center, approximately three blocks from the main hospital (adjacent to Whole Foods). Visits should select '165 Cambridge Street' on the hospital map page.