• Well, it seems that my teeth will all have to come out. I was warned this might happen and I resisted having them out before.

    Asked by NeckCancer on Friday, November 22, 2019

    Well, it seems that my teeth will all have to come out. I was warned this might happen and I resisted having them out before.

    But now after being in treatments, my mouth is dry all the time and they have started going bad. They want me to have hyperbaric oxygen treatments. Has anyone had these done? I looks like you lay in a tube while they infuse oxygen into you somehow. Any information will be appreciated.

    4 Answers from the Community

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    • GregP_WN's Avatar
      GregP_WN

      Several of us here have had the same problem. I lost all of my teeth after radiation during my third diagnosis and second round of radiation treatments. I was advised to do the HBO treatments too but my insurance wouldn't pay and they were going to be 45K, the quoted price. So I had them removed without having HBO. I didn't have any problem with healing, but some people do.

      13 days ago
    • valeriet's Avatar
      valeriet

      Yes, radiation and chemo do a number on your teeth. ('Bin there. Done that, and now every tooth has a crown) I recommend that you take Rx's, and OTC products that help with dry mouth. Keep on top of it with regular dentist visits. Good luck.

      12 days ago
    • Danfan714's Avatar
      Danfan714

      I didn't have HBO but I did have to have all of my teeth removed. Unfortunately it was too late to save enough bone for implants. And my mouth is not good for dentures. Hope you have better luck. After you do all that you are supposed to and you lose them anyway, that was probably the worst part. Best of luck to you.

      10 days ago
    • NeckCancer's Avatar
      NeckCancer

      Thanks for your answers! I am still working through this. Carrying water with me everywhere to keep my mouth wet. It's a struggle.

      9 days ago

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