Should my dental care change after cancer?
Cancer Focused Dentistry: Yes. Chemotherapy and radiation can both have an impact on your mouth. And preexisting dental conditions such as cavities, abscesses and gum disease can get worse with cancer and cancer treatments. We can hear what you are thinking, “I have cancer, don’t I have enough to worry about?” You’re right to feel that way. That’s why our practice has spent so much time and effort working with cancer specialists to develop strategies to get you through your illness with your teeth and gums intact. Talk to us as soon as possible after your diagnosis and we will work hard to make your teeth and gums the least of your concerns moving forward.