During Chemotherapy treatment it is important to try to stay as healthy as possible, but it is easy to overlook the effects it has on your oral health. There are many side effects you can experience with your mouth during treatment which can lead to problems with the teeth, gums, and cause dry mouth. Whether you have your teeth or wear dentures, it is important to see a dentist before chemotherapy is started, or as soon as you can. The dentist can do an exam and address any issues that may come up. It is very important to give your dentist the name and number of your oncologist so they can work together to keep you as comfortable and healthy as possible.
– from Prycilla M. (Dental Assistant)