Tell Your Dentist Before Starting Chemotherapy
Anyone facing cancer therapy already knows that chemotherapy is tough to go through. Treatment of cancer is a serious response to a severe condition.
What they may not know is that a dental appointment scheduled at least two weeks before treatment begins can reduce the risk of complications and help preserve salivary glands.
The reason is this: with radiation treatment and chemotherapy, changes in saliva occur that can encourage decay and dry mouth, diminish taste, and thicken soft tissues—to name a few.
So, if someone you know is planning on receiving cancer therapy, share this information with them. A pre-treatment dental appointment made now will go a long way toward improving their recovery potential once treatment is complete.