Oral Care During Cancer Treatment
While undergoing treatment for a difficult disease like cancer, your dental health is probably the last thing on your mind. However, an unhealthy mouth can actual increase the risk of developing adverse side-effects to cancer therapies and even interfere with treatment ADA.
Visiting your dentist regularly can be an invaluable part of effective treatment. At Dental Health and Wellness Boston, we offer a range of solutions for common oral issues cancer patients face, from treating dry mouth to preventing tooth decay.
With medications received during treatment, dry mouth is one of the most common patient complaints. Dry mouth can result in increased instances of cavities and plaque build-up when not enough saliva is produced to wash away regular bacteria. We can provide recommendations for artificial saliva to make you comfortable and protect your teeth.
Your immune system is also weakened during treatment and even the most minor infection can lead to serious complications. By carefully monitoring your oral health to prevent gum disease or tooth decay, we can reduce the risk of other medical conditions that may affect your road to recovery.
Dental care during all forms of cancer treatments is important. Oral cancers and cancers of the head and neck are especially subject to dental complications. If you are currently undergoing cancer treatment, please contact us today to set up a consultation – your oral health is important now more than ever.