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Dental Treatment Pre-Radiation

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doitforoj
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I am preparing to begin treatment in a couple of weeks, and have visited my dentist for cleaning etc.. Is there anything else you all would recommend that I talk to the dentist about prior to beginning tmnt, such as flouride molds? What have been your experiences?

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RedE2NJoy
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Hi doit...
My Dr suggested cleaning and floride treatment, with the same/similiar combination every four to six months following radiation.
If you are getting radiation to the head, there is a good chance of reduced salivary gland action which helps keep teeth clean, and the radiation is hard on tooth enamel thus the frequent floride treatments.
Hope the info is a little help to you and prayers and support coming your way.
John

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doitforoj
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Thank you all of your post and advice. I see the Dentist tomorrow for the treys.

Kurt

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victor53
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Joined: Apr 2008

if you got metal fillings try to get them done in non metal material or get a mouth guard made. Should have a flouride tray made also.

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ratface
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Joined: Aug 2009

Same here. floride trays, cleaning and removal of anything questionable. I remember the floride trays were expensive and didn't fit that good anyway. If money is an issue I think they sell generic ones at walgreens which would work just as well.

Dazey
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Joined: Sep 2009

I saw my dentist prior to starting treatment -He told me he had far too much invested in my teeth - he fixed anything that needed to be done, fitted me for a custom tray to fill with fluoride, gave me the fluoride and showed me how to do it and when. I had to call him the other day because a filling fell out, he got me right in today and fixed it. Your dentist is an important team member and has good information to share - good luck with everything.
Dazey

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