Apr 01, 2014 - 12:24 pm
My radiation and cemo treatment for neck cancer ended about a year ago and I’m now faced with another issue. I broke a tooth in December last year and was going to have it removed along with some other dental work this past January. I was going to start capping some teeth. Well my dentist did not want to pull the tooth and sent me to an oral surgeon. The surgeon became aware of the radiation and prescribed hyperbaric oxygen treatment before the removal. Well as the story goes, my dentist did a follow up tooth exam, as requested by the oral surgeon, and provided the report to the oral surgeon. I’m now told that because of the large filling in some of my teeth they want to remove all my teeth except for two in the bottom front to act as anchors for dentures. This seems a bit excessive. What do you think? Any advice?