Monthly Archives: November 2014

Pre Treatment Dental Issues For Oral Cancer
23 Nov

Pre Treatment Dental Issues For Oral Cancer

For patients who are about to undergo radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, a dental examination before treatment can do more than give them a healthier smile. By precluding many complications that could jeopardize treatment options or delay recovery, a pretreatment dental evaluation can also give patients something to smile about more successful radiation treatment and a smoother recovery.

According to clinical studies, irradiation immediately puts the patient with head and neck cancer at high risk for treatment-related complications including dry mouth (xerostomia), oral infections, oral muscle fibrosis, and jawbone destruction (osteoradionecrosis).
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