Along with being hard on your body, cancer treatment can affect your teeth. It can leave you more susceptible to gum disease, dry mouth, and other conditions that affect your oral health.
Because cancer treatment can negatively impact your teeth, you or a family member should stay in close contact with the compassionate staff at the office of Dr. John C. Workman throughout radiation or chemotherapy treatments. We may suggest more frequent dental exams and cleanings, applications of fluoride, or other strategies to help you maintain your oral health.
Watch this video from the American Dental Association for more information on how cancer treatment can affect your teeth. Visit our Glen Ellyn, IL dentist office or call 630-448-8418 if you have any questions or concerns.