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PCB Joe
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I was very very lucky not to have any teeth extracted before or after 35 rads until possibly now. I had a root canal performed on a molar 6 years ago and it, along with the tooth beside it, is very painful. Both teeth are on the opposite side of where the tumor and swollen lymph nodes were. Yesterday I met with the endodontist that did it. Explained the background of my cancer treatment. After his exam, he talked about possibility of doing hyperbaric oxygen treatment. I gave him my Rad, ENT, and Med Onc contact info to contact. He wanted to know the amount of radiation, specific areas of treatment and if there was any possibility of splat to the opposite side. I told him I’m sure there was as the Rad Inc said there would be some.

My question for y’all is have you done hyperbaric treatment and was it useful? Thanks!

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wbcgaruss
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Joined: May 2018

Have had the treatment and depending on the field of radiation it is highly recommended or something as simple as an extracted tooth which is a basic procedure for anyone else can create major problems. Please check out the link it explains it--

https://oralcancerfoundation.org/complications/osteoradionecrosis/

PCB Joe
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Joined: Dec 2017

Thanks wbc! My ENT recommended HBOT and is referring me to an office near where I live.

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Naushad
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I'm tongue cancer survivors. (squamous cell carcinoma) .from last 5 years. first surgery done in Dec 2013,
2nd surgery in November 2016 in same place left side base of tongue. Half tongue is removed. 35 radiatio
6 cycle of chemo therapy done.
Now I'm suffering from mouth sore my all teeth is damaged after radiation and chemo therapy. I can't eat solid and spicy food.
My question is What is best to cure mouth sore damaged tooth Please advise and help.

My upper teeth is irritated me  I want to pulling out but scared....Please advice  

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wbcgaruss
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Joined: May 2018

Contact your cancer team or doctors and let them know you are having mouth sores and teeth trouble and see if they can help you or refer you to a dentist that is familiar and skilled in treating head and neck patients. Let them know you are having trouble and if you have to call around your self and find a knowledgeable dentist that has experience in treating cancer patients. Make sure the dentist has access to your cancer treatment records so he or she knows the radiation field exposure you had. You may need HBOT therapy before you have work done-very important to consider check the link below--

https://oralcancerfoundation.org/complications/osteoradionecrosis/

God Bless-best wishes-Russ

 

 

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