Almost all of us know someone who has struggled with cancer. More than 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with a form of cancer every year. The treatment for this widespread disease affects all aspects of our health, including our oral health. We understand that a trip to the dentist may be the last thing on your mind if you have been diagnosed with cancer, but consider receiving an oral examination if you are undergoing treatment.
At New Albany Implants, we not only can examine your mouth for signs of oral cancer, but we can provide professional guidance before, during and after cancer treatment.
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Cancer treatments like chemotherapy and radiation can have adverse effects on your oral health. Patients who undergone these cancer treatments are more susceptible to infection and oral bleeding. Children who undergo cancer treatment can have problems with tooth development. Another symptom of these treatments is salivary gland issues. Problems with salivary glands can put patients at a higher risk of cavities and create serious nutritional issues.
Even though cancer treatment puts you at a higher risk for dental problems, our office can help. We can provide an in-depth evaluation before treatment begins and treat any infections, periodontal disease or dental issues in order to reduce the risk of oral problems during treatment. Call us today to schedule a visit with our friendly and professional staff.