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Dental Advice

IowaBo
IowaBo Member Posts: 32
edited March 2014 in Thyroid Cancer #1
Hi, I have Papillary Thyroid cancer and have had a couple of surgeries and the RAI. I went for my routine cleaning yesterday and my gums were inflamed and more plaque than usual. I was told that if a persons saliva glands are affected from the radiation than you should be using a prescription strength fluoride tooth paste. The saliva helps neutralize the acid and if you have a dry mouth from the saliva glands being damaged the bacteria could attack your teeth. Just wanted to let you all know so you can see or talk to your dentist. I hadn't received any of this information.

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  • weberdns
    weberdns Member Posts: 154
    Thanks for the info!
    I am seeing my dentist for a cleaning on the 30's and radiation a few weeks later!
  • Phyllis900
    Phyllis900 Member Posts: 21
    i have no info about this too!!
    i have been seeing my dentist frequently these few months because of a crack tooth. the dentist says that all of my tooth is soft. maybe is because of the RAI treatment thats been going on ( had 2 RAI in a year). i don't think my dentist has any knowledge about thyroid cancer nor RAI. i asked him about the dry mouth and the extra plaque and the tooth paste, but he has no idea at all.
  • ibeatcanser
    ibeatcanser Member Posts: 47
    didn't know that
    thank you for the information. I did notice that my teeth were a bit more discolored, but I just thought it was because I'm drinking more tea now.
    After the RAI, my tongue was purple and I joked that I was a pure-bred chow chow.

    Thank you again.
  • jaslas101
    jaslas101 Member Posts: 1

    didn't know that
    thank you for the information. I did notice that my teeth were a bit more discolored, but I just thought it was because I'm drinking more tea now.
    After the RAI, my tongue was purple and I joked that I was a pure-bred chow chow.

    Thank you again.

    Dentist/Teeth Problems
    Please make sure you research this information yourself first, before making any hasty changes. I suggest you look up information on Vitamin D (www.vitamindcouncil.org) and research floride information. I have Crohn's disease and have some of the same health issues associated with it.
  • ibeatcanser
    ibeatcanser Member Posts: 47
    jaslas101 said:

    Dentist/Teeth Problems
    Please make sure you research this information yourself first, before making any hasty changes. I suggest you look up information on Vitamin D (www.vitamindcouncil.org) and research floride information. I have Crohn's disease and have some of the same health issues associated with it.

    thank you
    thank you, I definitely will. I was going to consult with the nuclear meds dept also.
  • gmthul
    gmthul Member Posts: 19
    Dental Advice
    My dentist gave me some fake spit spray and mouthwash designed to prevent and treat the dry mouth associated with RAI and the decay that can cause. It is called Biotene and is available nationwide at Walmart, etc.
  • weberdns
    weberdns Member Posts: 154
    gmthul said:

    Dental Advice
    My dentist gave me some fake spit spray and mouthwash designed to prevent and treat the dry mouth associated with RAI and the decay that can cause. It is called Biotene and is available nationwide at Walmart, etc.

    I have that as well a the gel, the gum,
    the mouthwash, and the toothpaste!