Dentist For ICD

Hi everyone. Just got my second icd (battery change) about 2 months ago. The first one was great, hardly ever felt it. This one is just under the skin, very visible battery and leads etc. I am trying to keep my morale high, and tolerate the pain as well, hopefully it will get better in time(that is what doctors are saying atm)

in any case, I need to go to the dentist for a filling or possibly root canal asap. Most of the previous posts I have found are related to pacemakers. Are there any issues that I need to know for ICD? Thank you all very much


5 Comments

it's fine

by Tracey_E - 2018-10-29 22:07:34

Just make sure they have your health history. They do not normally need to do anything different for us. Same rules as pacemaker.

Tell them...

by donr - 2018-10-29 23:32:42


... not to olean on your PM - it will hurt!    Aim it politely yo yjr dental assistant; she/he will be o yout left side where the PM is.

Donr

Tell them...

by donr - 2018-10-29 23:32:44


... not to olean on your PM - it will hurt!    Aim it politely yo yjr dental assistant; she/he will be o yout left side where the PM is.

Donr

Thx all

by Benjijohn - 2018-10-30 15:35:53

thx a lot for the info

Dentist

by Cheryl B - 2019-01-31 22:50:44

I told my hygienist right after I got my ICD in 2010 when I went in for a cleaning.  She also happened to be my sister-in-law.  She actually made sure there were no "machines" on around me.  Can't remember what machines she turned off.  Maybe a ultrasonic cleaner or something.  I told her it wasn't necessary, but she wasn't taking a chance.  New dentist I have now know that they have to use a Novocaine without epinephrin because of my heart meds.  But they don't turn the machines off.  That's about all I can add to the conversation.  Hope that helps.

Cheryl B.

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