Dr Dental and Proper Dental Care for Cancer Patients.

08/03/23 3:28 PM

Cancer Patients and why Receiving Proper Dental Care is Important. 

Cancer treatment can consist of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Cancer therapy may have side effects, some of which can be devastating but preventable or manageable with proper precautions and care. The most common side effects for head and neck cancer patients who undergo radiation therapy are: 

  • Dry Mouth 
  • Post Radiation Tooth Decay
  • Inability to open the mouth wide
  • Necrosis of soft tissue and bone and Impaired ability to heal from wounds in the oral cavity. 

When fighting cancer, you should talk to your dentist and ensure you receive proper dental care.

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