Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

Posted by ARDEN DENTAL CARE on Sep 10 2015, 12:26 PM

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Arden Dental Care – Michael S. Boyce DDS urges you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications.

According to the National Institutes of Health, cancer treatment often takes a heavy toll on dental health.

Common Complications of Chemotherapy and/or Radiation

  • Inflammation of the mucous membranes
  • Viral, bacterial, and fungal infections
  • Mouth dryness (increases risk of cavities)
  • Poor nutrition due to eating difficulties
  • Mouth pain
  • Oral bleeding
  • Lifelong risk of tooth decay
  • Loss of elasticity of masticatory muscles (may make opening mouth difficult)
  • Bone recession due to decreased blood flow
  • Tooth loss

Arden Dental Care – Michael S. Boyce DDS in Sacramento wants to help you maintain oral health before, during, and after your cancer treatment. We offer comprehensive preventative and restorative dental services including crowns and bridges, sedation dentistry, Six Month Smiles

We extend to our dental patients battling cancer our sincere hopes for your successful treatment. It is a pleasure to serve your dental needs.

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