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    happy80 asked a questionHead & Neck/Throat Cancer

    Having teeth problems always a side affect after having Radiation treatment

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      thestarr

      I had my tooth extracted after radiation and that was a big mistake. I wound up with osteoradionecrosis of the jaw bone. Please make sure and tell your dentist that you have undergone radiation treatment. My mouth is so dry and I'm having all kinds of issues with my teeth. Before doing radiation, I had to get my dentist to sign a paper that everything looked ok with my teeth. I believe my teeth were fine at that time but unfortunately, that has changed. If you need to have a tooth extracted, go to a Oral Surgeon.

      over 4 years ago
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      vet613

      I am currently faced with some of the same dental issues and frankly the potential for disastrous outcomes freak me out. I am meeting with a VA dental department head today @ 1:30. Wish me luck.

      My best to all,
      Vet613

      over 4 years ago
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      SMT4

      If you have one in the area you live you might want to check out an oncology dentist they are really great at helping patients make the right oral care decisions during and after treatments.

      over 4 years ago
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