May 14, 2013 - 7:46 pm
I have been reading on line about teeth pulling after radiation treatments and am scared to death about what I am reading!. I am 40 months out of radiation treatments. One of my teeth is now at the point of needing to be extracted. Prior to the radiation treatments I requested that I have my teeth pulled knowing that there would be issues later on as I have had trouble with my teeth all my life. The Dr's informed me that it would be better to have my own teeth.
My issue is that other people I know who have the same problem informed me that medicare and the suppliment I have will not cover HBO or Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy. I am on a fixed income and cannot afford this treatment but need it to get my tooth pulled. Does anyone have any information that will help me.
I will be contacting my oncologist in the morning to find out what can be done and what my radiation levels were. Any information would be greatly appreciated.