Apr 02, 2010 - 9:02 pm
13 years ago I survived Squamous Cell Carcinoma originating from my nasopharynx. I received a lot of regional radiation and now have a few front teeth left and struggle eating on a day to day basis. I am only 27 and have many more years of tearing food apart ahead of me. I was seen by a oral prosthetic Dr. and after a meeting with my radiologist and Chemo oncologist they all agreed that there should be no extractions and that I should just let my teeth rot away. Now I think that is insane. Not only has it had a major affect on my self esteem, but it has become an issue in the business world and most importantly to my health. I was hopeful when I heard about implants but as there is little hope for a fast bone healing I a have long forgotten and have accepted an option of dentures. I just want to smile, and most importantly eat some grub! I weighed 15 more pounds when I was diagnosed and was 3 inches shorter then.
Any post radiation dental information to link me up with out there?
Gregory Indermark Sherrell