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g6pd deficiency and tooth extraction
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g6pd deficiency and tooth extraction

hi, my father has g6pd deficiency, can he go for tooth extraction.he is also diabetic but is controlled with oral hypoglyciemics  
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Yes, he can.  However, he should be seen by a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon.  It is unlikely a general dentist would have significant experience in dealing with this disorder or what step should be taken to pre and post-operatively.

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