Need dental work done?

Need dental work done. I’m diabetic and I’m 80 yrs old. I want to be put to sleep to have work done. Is this safe to do? Have a really bad tooth that has been hurting. It is really not easy eating. The rest of my feet are bad too. I am really afraid of dentists.

Age: 80
Medications: Diabetic meds

1 Comment on “Need dental work done?

  1. In my opinion you should avoid general anesthesia if possible. Both your age and your condition can produce complications. Postoperative cognitive dysfunction (POCD) can be a complication considering your age as well as other complications due to diabetes. If general anesthesia is needed – make sure a physician/anesthesiologist with both diabetes and senior patient experience is involved.

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