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Dental Care For Individuals Undergoing Chemotherapy Or Radiation Therapy


Posted on 11/1/2023 by Water's Edge Dental
Older African American woman receiving chemotherapy care at Water's Edge Dental in Boise, IDAlthough there have been tremendous advancements in cancer therapy, many medications and techniques used to eliminate cancer cells also have a wide range of unwanted side effects. Radiation and chemotherapy may harm good cells, too, increasing the risk of infection in the gums and teeth. If you have just been diagnosed with cancer and plan to undergo treatment, finding a dentist familiar with caring for individuals affected by the disease is essential. Care for your teeth before, during, and after cancer treatment is covered in detail here.

How To Take Care Of Your Teeth If You Are Undergoing Chemotherapy Or Radiation Therapy


Patients with oral cancer are not the only people who are prone to dental issues. Chemotherapy medications inhibit saliva production, which is one of the primary problems since saliva includes enzymes essential to maintaining good dental health. Radiation may wreak havoc on nerves in the mouth and teeth if delivered to the head or the neck. It would help if you had any aesthetic dental work that you desire done before you start cancer treatment. This will give you the most excellent chance of success.

It is significantly more dangerous to provide cancer patients with cosmetic dental treatment when they are undergoing chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Aside from this, it is necessary to schedule regular visits to the dentist and hygienist to have your teeth cleaned and examined. There are a variety of treatments available that, in the meantime, may help ease symptoms and strengthen your teeth's defenses against decay.

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6657 N. Glenwood Street
Boise, ID 83714-1925

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