Jun 20, 2002 - 11:07 am
Has anyone had tooth loss because of radiation therapy? I was having the worst pain in my life about 3 to 4 weeks after receaving rad. So they put me on all kinds of pain meds. for what I thought was headaches. then the enamel started coming off my teeth, then one of my molers broke off at the gums.I went back to my dentist that the oncologist refered me to and he said this is what happens and I receaved no ferther help from him. My fiancee contacted cancer action in our area and they refered me to a dental collage, they said that I should have had the floride gel and trays. I had never herd of that, but now I see that it is the norm on all of the web sites that I have looked at. Now I have lost all of my teeth. Sorry about the crappy spelling. I was just wondering if this had happend to any one else.