February 6, 2015

Starting Chemo? How Are Your Teeth?

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If you are scheduled for cancer treatment due to a recent diagnosis or relapse, oral health is probably not your first priority. However, the team at Century City Aesthetic Dentistry urges you to give some attention to your teeth to prevent or minimize common cancer-related dental complications.

According to the National Institutes of Health, cancer treatment often takes a heavy toll on dental health.

Common Complications of Chemotherapy and/or Radiation

Inflammation of the mucous membranesViral, bacterial, and fungal infectionsMouth dryness (increases risk of cavities)Poor nutrition due to eating difficultiesMouth painOral bleedingLifelong risk of tooth decayLoss of elasticity of masticatory muscles (may make opening mouth difficult)Bone recession due to decreased blood flowTooth loss

Century City Aesthetic Dentistry in Los Angeles wants to help you maintain oral health before, during, and after your cancer treatment. We offer comprehensive preventative and restorative dental services including dental crowns, smile design, and Zoom whitening.

We extend to our dental patients battling cancer our sincere hopes for your successful treatment. It is a pleasure to serve your dental needs.