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    Greg, were you able to use your health insurance to offset the cost of dental work needed.

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      GregP_WN

      We have sorry insurance that doesn't cover dental. So no. I did get help through s patient navigator at the American cancer society.

      11 months ago
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    donnatu9122 asked a questionThyroid Cancer

    Dental care

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      geekling

      I wish I knew how to help you because I would also then know how to help myself.

      I am looking for a dental surgeon and thinking to become a medical tourist.

      Best wishes

      over 1 year ago
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      SandiA

      Before I started radiation they made cast of my teeth and I have trays and special meds where I can give myself a fluoride treatment. They help but I still have lots of problems and for the first time in my life I have had several cavities. I used the mouthwash but I also keep biotene spray in my purse at all times. I use it often. I hope they are able to help you. Like you said we are glad to be around to have such a problem but it sure can be annoying.

      over 1 year ago
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      Thycan

      Donnatu9122,

      Saw this doc several years ago at a ThyCa conference. He was right on the money. Unfortunately, most of us who had RAI were NEVER told to see a dentist prior to treatment. I had RAI in 1999, I do hope things have changed and that patients are now being advised to see a dentist prior to treatment so that any problems can be addressed and possibly a flouride treatment be done. Though I haven't suffered chipped or cracked teeth, due to loss of saliva I have had many cavities since. I see my dentist every 6 months.

      Here's the video: ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc.
      Published on Jan 24, 2015
      Preventing and Solving Issues for Your Mouth, Salivary Glands, and Teeth from Radiation Treatment, Both Radioactive Iodine and External Beam Radiation.
      Richard C. Cardoso, D.D.S., M.S., Oral Medicine Specialist

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DF3nd2GWUhs

      about 1 year ago
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