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Not only don't we get thru cancer and treatments, now must watch everything we do to our bodies and any consequences to our health. I try not to eat food that requires too much chewing. When I went in for my last cleaning in October, they decided they were not going to do anything cause they were affraid of what damage may come out of the cleaning. I am thinking of checking out permanent eye make up, but have not done it yet. Sending (((HUGS)))) your way. Again, so comfortable and pretty. Black teeth may start as spots on the teeth that appear brown or gray in color. Major damage. I was in middle of some major dental treatments prior to chemo --- implants. (Am lucky to have great med insurance, but dental is mediocre at best.). My second favorite was BeauBeaus. The Effects of Chemotherapy on Teeth Tooth Decay. Anyone can go. oh well it could be the region and the weather. After I read your post, one of my front teeth chipped and I just had to have it fixed. Trish, I cannot force myself to shave my head, let it fall,out by itself, I did cut it to about 1/2 inch. Apparently the stems they use to drill in our bones are "titanium" which has been found to leak into our internal system and causing other health issues. Very useful information. If it had been winter I would have worn hats and scarves. B�$�t�2-��i�ͪ���-�P*� My chemo was only delayed a week, but I did not have the problems with my WBC like you do. You may have these problems only during treatment or for a short time after treatment ends. After I had pulled all the lose hair out, I got the hair cutting razor set it at the lowest setting and shaved the rest off. They just took it out and I really felt better once it was removed. Brittle and fragile teeth can affect anybody at any age. When I went back to work, the group I work with had cut their hair too. P.S. Chemo really has no bearing on damage to teeth. Tracking down the particular factors in your own case can help point the way toward treatments that can help. I do know I felt remarkably better when I had two teeth with prior root canals pulled. Check things out as soon as it occurs. Sorry to hear about your hair failing out. What Mouth Problems Does Chemotherapy Cause? Hope the same for you. When it started coming out by the handful, I had my own party by myself. It's so disappointing to be doing everyting thing you are told to do only to find out that your teeth are getting worse. One of these days you will have a good day. I tried to wear hats and scarfs but I could not because it bothered me. e�i4��`������e�;�N�9oG&AwZ�f�x�e:mQx4r�Tʔ�Lq�JD:of?��3{� �|� �'�ɫ2����-'�g�����&ԑ�&��o�4�h��B^G�Eo�h��~�F6}�Fo�&{�B~K��!�}$6�&�'���-N��T�P�MS��`�XJ�TF��&�����a)qBa�c��i5q�5�(�3�^�@�����X$\�Z����� These mild to severe side effects can include mouth sores, infection, dry mouth, sensitive gums and jaw pain. I was eating rice one night and had a hard crunch like a rock was in my mouth. First, while the chemotherapy knocks out cancer cells, it also knocks down all your blood counts What's pertinent to your teeth and mouth is a condition called neutropenia, an abnormally low count of neutrophils, a type of white blood cell that helps fight off infections, particularly those caused by bacteria and fungi. Also, I do not have dental insurance and those darn root canals can be very expensive. The dentist will check your child’s jaws for any growth problems. Ro - I got really good at false eyelashes. ago, chemo didn't help, put me on strong antibiotic and going to call my oncologist, says it needs to be pulled. Another area to watch, materials they use in fillings...watch the mercury and BPA (plastic). You can go to the dental school there for dental work. %PDF-1.7 %���� Oral chemo is usually taken at home as a pill or liquid. My best to you, Rosey, and I hope your dental problems are simple fixes. I'm cold all the time I'll just be wearing hats through the winter. Docs are suggesting to have that tooth pulled vs. root canal procedure and then get a bridge if in middle of teeth lineup. We can all relate. ���;_7��B�0�c� ��| &p �����:�` 9|�6��-TPC����G�e��ȡW��V}{�C�9��Y"����ʻ�!�%ɐ)�h����m����$/ C hemo and tooth pain? Permanent teeth may be slow to come in and may look different from normal teeth. Hope you are having a good day today. This summary is about oral complications caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hope you have a good day soon......then unfortunately it is time for another chemo! Your mouth has to stay moist to help eliminate the cavity causing germs. Bn �W�εX 8�� ��9� _z�H)s�H����k:�1�� {�1��*MF��{��aDO��__ L��9 My sister and daughter did not know what I was doing in my room. When I asked my dentist about the fillings and what's in them, he tells me about the dental association and how all the ingredients are okay for us...no real findings with health issues. Do not use this information to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease without consulting with a qualified healthcare provider. It was a nice feeling to know that they supported me. I too started having problems with my teeth, which were well kept up, my gums hurt so bad had to take a viciden, throbbing so bad. Another person may have different problems. H��Wkk\7�+��.�V�� j;mSj��B)i(�։��ǁ���̌t�nHC����s�4��s4������ͫ���. But am afraid to face likely need for major work as a result of chemo; have heard that chemo can wreak havoc on our mouths. Chemotherapy can make you more likely to get cavities, so your dentist may suggest using a fluoride rinse or gel each day to help prevent decay. Sorry to hear about your pain. In my 33 years, I’ve never had a single cavity and always practiced excellent dental hygiene, yet I still experienced extreme teeth sensitivity post-chemo—so bad that I thought there must have been a cracked tooth in my mouth—and I came out … I was scheduled for chemo 2/1/12 (What in the heck is an implant made out of? I finished my chemo in 2008 and slowly my teeth have been getting worse. (I do know some adults even their fifties and sixties who have never had one!). Please consult your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have regarding your condition. Two of those molars had had root canals, I'm nearly certain. Titianium is used for the screw. I sat on the bed with a plastic bag and pulled the hair out. I did have an abdominal abscess though while on chemo. I just go for my every 6 months cleaning and check-up so so far.... NO ISSUES...lucky to say! Come to find out one of my teeth in the back bottom had just broke. Checking the mouth often helps early detection, while keeping the mouth moist and avoiding certain foods can help relieve symptoms. I had a hole in my mouth from an extraction for 18 months since I could not have it worked on during treatment. In peace and caring. h�b```"5η �����x�Ȫ���2զ���Ak>�� eg);�>��q+M��V�u��\�*@},�6�${�J� I kept up with regular checkups and cleanings and had no unusual problems. When hit with diagnosis, continuing dental work was put on the back burner. Problems with teeth are the most common. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause changes in the lining of the mouth and the salivary glands, which make saliva. Come to think about it, it was about 3 or 4 years later that I was diagnosed with cancer. Your mouth has to stay moist to help eliminate the cavity causing germs. I felt better than I had in a year: lighter, with more energy. Teeth can also break due to grinding and clenching habits that may cause enamel to be worn away or fracture off. With a weakened immune system, even the great bacteria in the mouth can cause infection. Irene so sorry you are having such a hard time, Thanks Kaleena--and the Root Canal Controversy. Always have. Sorry about your dental problems. Never ends does it??? Hair coming out, sorry you are blah feeling. She was too ashamed of her teeth to teach anymore and couldn't afford to have them fixed. Failure of the dental lamina or tooth bud formation causes abnormal development. Chemo really has no bearing on damage to teeth. I will be keep you in my prayers asI do all the ladies on this site. Before chemotherapy begins, take your child to a dentist. It is well-supervised. Fortunately, with good care, you and your doctor can lower the risk Very emotional.. Imackie48, Being post menopausal, then having BSO along with hysterectomy, and finally being on Arimidex makes me highly suspicious. This means the body is less able to eliminate off infections from bacteria, fungus and infections. Couldn't find anything and at the time was suggesting that I might have a tumor on the roof of my mouth. Brittle teeth are dangerous because they can break off or fall out. Any one else have teeth problems? Some treatment options may include fluoride treatments to prevent cavities, filling existing cavities, treating gum disease, removing infected teeth or restoring crowns or bridge work to ensure you will be able to chew your food. Got a lot of looks, but mainly from kids. It's still depressing. I eventually lathered and shaved all my head to remove all the hair. ....because I have titanium hardware in a leg that I broke 15 years ago! I don't have the BEST teeth but I have not had ANY issues regarding my teeth since I completed treatment in Dec. 2008. Brush your teeth and gums after every meal. With regard to radiation, unless it is given around your head and neck, it usually isn't seen as a problem for teeth. Post #1; Sun Feb 1, 2015; STEPHEN R. I still have about 4 teeth that have root canals. 2. Thanks for the info. Some things that reduce the strength of a tooth include: Tooth decay and cavities eat away at enamel. * The side effects can hurt and make it hard to eat, talk, and swallow. Dehydration. The chemotherapy treatments ended in feb. 2010. is there no end????? I was up on my dental work prior to my treatment, and afterwards started having troubles (alot of troubles) - hence my asking him … Chemo has not made them any worse. I only wore my wig to church or special events. Like you, I too have always had bad teeth: lots of cavities, three root canals--and right before chemo, FOUR extractions (two wisdom teeth, which need no replacement, but two upper molars, which probably do.). They think it was an infected lymph node 6 months after my hysterectomy. * Infection. The things we do to stay healthy and then realize after much research, it's unhealthy....gee!! Irene. Holistic dentist? About 9 months after chemo, I had a root canal absess. I also wonder if another contributing factor for me is lack of estrogen and its effect on bone density. g�~��~��T�Ma췮r1/\vG����/�-��a�ϧ∳�;����L+�5�G�$YF!�͒ʍ���3�œ�OI��ra��Dk�ň���g�l̖��=��aTVW@�ۨ_\�%��L���b��0>w�g�� ����8��a��r��u:�i�1H��O�'`k���1������ud&��_�j��,�ʡ޺9�������v�l}����W%���������e��`��z��;��-���@V what a ripoff.. that is after you've paid $600 in premiums. is there any help? Hang in there. If large cavities are not treated, the decay in the teeth can eventually cause breaks, especially in the back teeth. Hypodontia is due to high repetitive administration of chemotherapy agents. Yet, some people’s brittle teeth are due in part to specific medical conditions. I wore them all through chemo and still wear them. Today is day 14 post chemo hiair is falling out, blah. Oral complications caused by chemotherapy include ... fractured teeth, loose crowns or fillings, or gum disease. It's me and the computer and TV. I stuck with every 6 month dental checkup the whole time in treatments and nothing new was found. Also curious: for two days after my extractions (all done within an hour!). Hang in there, Ports are titanium too. I new I was dragging for a reason. This can upset the healthy balance of bacteria. I used to cry every time a tooth broke, now it's old hat. I've changed my tune. He said it basically makes them rot from the inside out. So today I'm missing a tooth on one side, but luckily in back where can't be seen. I had a bridge done some 15 years ago and the one tooth in front that they filed down got bad and had it removed as well. With the root canals what I've found, they can leave some of the root without knowing it, which possibly cause infection and other issues. My gyn one's husband is a dentist and she told me he will not see patients during chemo, then I found out that mine would not either (not that I wanted to take that risk). In our local news last summer a school teacher's teeth were destroyed by chemo for breast cancer. * Dry mouth. I've really bonded with my board friends. I just don't want to spend the bucks on an implant. On a side note, since you are on chemo or between chemo, you may want to have your teeth fixed because you do not want to get an infection from your teeth. they don't pay claims the first year. Chemotherapy is a drug treatment that uses powerful chemicals to kill fast-growing cells in your body.Chemotherapy is most often used to treat cancer, since cancer cells grow and multiply much more quickly than most cells in the body.Many different chemotherapy drugs are available. * If the side effects are bad, you may not be able to keep up with your cancer treatment. These changes may lead to mouth sores, infections, and tooth decay. trish. Very interesting. Chemotherapy and radiotherapy damage healthy cells as well, which can leave your teeth vulnerable to infection. Chemotherapy causes other side effects in children, depending on their age. I really need one more on the other side, but after researching I'm not having it done. Chemotherapy drugs are one of the most common treatments for many different types of cancer. And few people come to visit. Am broke enough from the holiday season without facing major dental bills. Salivary glands make saliva. Thus, one must be extra careful and must do everything it takes to avoid the occurrence of teeth breaking and chipping. . * Painful mouth and gums. Thank you. Wonder how safe it is in the end.). and it should be considered medical but isn't. Your doctor may need to cut back on your cancer treatment or may even stop it. Side effects include problems with your teeth and gums; the soft, moist lining of your mouth; and the glands that make saliva (spit). Oh my gosh!! Today 2.5 years post treatments I've had a long-time filling (20 yrs old) needed to be redone, but nothing else outside of routine checkup....yeah! endstream endobj 716 0 obj <>stream One of the reasons for waiting after the extraction is because the dentist needs to see if your bone is strong enough to support the implant. Chemo and teeth problems ← Previous 1 2 3 Next → Jeannie H. Jeannie H. Hi, I'm Jeannie H. Jeannie H. I finished my chemo for NH lymphoma about a year ago. Good friend of mine is a dental hygienist, below is part of her email info --. Makes sense, but when they do a bridge even when removing one tooth, file down the tooth in front and back (either side of extracted tooth), basically making it thinner and less strong. I just went bald. this is unfair. Please advise. I've had root canals and 2 implants...all prior to my cancer diagnosis. They have never grown back since losing my hair the first time. Copyright 2000-2019 © Cancer Survivors Network. In the end, we must be our own advocates as can't rely and trust what many docs tell us. trish. If youve had several teeth break or chip, you may wonder why your teeth are fragile, and more importantly, if there is anything you can do to strength them. I don't know if it was related to the chemo or not - I saw the dentist, the endodontist, and finally the oral surgeon and none of them said anything, but it still makes you wonder, doesn't it? Listen to the Cancer.Net Podcast: Dental Health During Cancer Treatment, adapted from this content.Many cancer treatments have side effects that affect a person's mouth, teeth, and salivary glands. Saw dentist two months before start of sandwich treatment but not since. Thanks so much. So while I was there, I did ask him if chemo has any effect on the teeth and 2) what about long-term effects of radiation. Best to keep on routine checkups and catch things going wrong early. Hypodontia is the absence of one or more teeth. They may also put you on an antibiotic too to prevent any infection. Teeth may fall out. or advice? What you'll find each of us has different dental issues, don't think just because you have chemo your teeth expenditures will increase. However, if you do not have saliva or constant dry mouth, that is prone to cause more decay to your teeth. Hope the antibiotics help your pain. With an implant, a device is first screwed into the place where the tooth used to be. Thanks for yur message--and hope you're feeling well. Tooth infection during chemotherapy. Oral chemotherapy (chemo) is medicine used to shrink a tumor or kill cancer cells. The content on this site is for informational purposes only. If the surface of the tooth enamel gets damaged, its appearance gets distorted and it makes the individual more vulnerable to other oral health issues. Tooth decay occurs when plaque -- acids created by a sticky film of bacteria -- attack your tooth enamel. This is what he said to me: 1. Can you have dental work done while on chemo? I never got the knack of tying scarves. Much more energy nearly within a day. Also, for each time I was pregnant, I had a root canal. Now I can't eat again, just when I was eating, now this. Individuals on chemotherapy are typically offered antibiotics to avoid infections of … Chemotherapy destroys white blood cells, weakening your immune system. Keep warm, wrap in a blanket and wear a wool hat. When I was first diagnosed, 11 months ago, I didn't know if I'd be alive a year later. any ideas as to getting the courage for yet more torture? After that, an impression is done and a "false" tooth is made, and it is then attached to the screwed-in device. In fact, one of my root canals years later became really abscessed. 730 0 obj <>/Filter/FlateDecode/ID[]/Index[710 31]/Info 709 0 R/Length 98/Prev 332760/Root 711 0 R/Size 741/Type/XRef/W[1 2 1]>>stream It's been about a year and know I should go in for cleaning and checkup. endstream endobj startxref Use a soft toothbrush and a gentle touch. So I can't help wondering if it's mere lore that root canals can "poison" the body, leading to much inflammation. endstream endobj 711 0 obj <>/Metadata 102 0 R/OpenAction 712 0 R/Outlines 155 0 R/PageLabels 701 0 R/Pages 705 0 R/StructTreeRoot 180 0 R/Type/Catalog/ViewerPreferences<>>> endobj 712 0 obj <> endobj 713 0 obj <>/ExtGState<>/Font<>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageC]/XObject<>>>/Rotate 0/StructParents 0/Tabs/S/TrimBox[0.0 0.0 288.0 648.0]/Type/Page>> endobj 714 0 obj <>stream Haven't decided on an implant or not. Chemotherapy and teeth breaking. My teeth are now yellowish and more sensitive than before. However, if you do not have saliva or constant dry mouth, that is prone to cause more decay to your teeth. 740 0 obj <>stream I was told by my oncologist (after the fact) that indeed, chemo does ruin your teeth. Those with brittle teeth must avoid eating and drinking certain things. I suppose the one titanium screw in my mouth is nothing compared to what is in my leg! I just can't get a break. Taking Care of Your Teeth and Mouth During Cancer Treatment More than one-third of all cancer patients develop complications that affect the mouth, according to the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research. I tried wearing hats and scarves but here in Texas but it was already hitting 100 in May. Will the zoom treatment help, I am concerned that any whitening treatment will make my teeth more sensitive. No recognition that so many of us, it seems have lost teeth as a result of chemo and/or radiation given during tests and work to help overcome cancer - treatments that have such long-term effects that no insurance plan or government assistance is available. My port was titanium and I had it in for over 5 years (only used it for six months but had it flushed monthly). About your bald head - have you looked at Titillating Turbans? Percent wouldn't even take the pain away. I will soon lose mine for the fourth time. I can understand that as a lot of ladies cannot. I miss my eyelashes the most. The lesion will first appear as a red sore, then the body's epithelial cells start to … * You are more likely to get an infection, which can be dangerous when you are receiving cancer treatment. I kept saying my face hurt and I felt a lump on the roof of my mouth. Chemotherapy. I have bad teeth. They're very versatile, lots of different looks and so easy to wear. I had just had a tooth pulled for an implant, so suffered with a hole in my mouth for over a year. Chemotherapy and radiation therapy may cause changes in the lining of the mouth and the salivary glands, which make saliva. People can get temporary mouth sores from chemotherapy. … Ask your dentist to show you the best ways to brush and floss your teeth during chemotherapy. I have also had molars pulled. Chipped and breaking teeth are uncomfortable, unsettling and unsightly. Mine came back but are really puny - just like the hair on the remainder of my body, including my head. The bridge that went bad with the tooth I mentioned, I decided to do 2 implants. Just came from dentist, he says I have an abscess in my tool canal I had done 15 yrs. Problems with teeth are the most common. ��$R��_ #>d0 * Change in taste. Honestly, they are my favorites, even if Laurie and I are friends. A ge… The problems depend on the chemotherapy drugs and how your body reacts to them. Long-term effects of chemo on teeth. In fact, Jo Ann, since the two missing molars are not a cosmetic problem, am even wondering if it's safe to go another year or more without replacing them. Chemotherapy causes other side effects in children, depending on the child’s age. This is about when mine came out. So for me, I guess I just have bad teeth. Then he said something I will not repeat here about fanatics. Can any of you report what kind of dental problems you had after chemo, if any? Also, there could be problems with getting root canals or implants if you have had head and neck radiation, and some other problems. C an you get a tooth pulled while on chemo? So when you go to get your hair cut, make it a party, take family and friends for support. These problems should all be addressed in order to reduce the risk of complications. Chemotherapy can affect the growth and development of children's teeth. Prior to cancer when gyn exams were infrequent, I used to say I'd rather have a Pap smear than my teeth cleaned. No, I don't work at Penn; am just being treated there. Mouth tissue is especially susceptible, and many cancer patients develop problems with their teeth… Several oral problems can occur during high-dose chemotherapy. My teeth are destroyed. You don't have to do anything except put them on and tie the tie however you want. I was told to have no dental work, including cleaning, during chemo, so went 8 months between dental visits. Invasive high dose chemotherapy may cause teeth agenesis. I can speak from experience. I had 6 months of intense chemo in 2006 for stage 4 Hodgkin. This damage can result in sores and infections that can likewise impact the health of the teeth. Chemo sucks. So sorry to hear that you're having such a tough time. If you are having head and neck radiation though, it can cause variations in the saliva or salivary glands and cause the dry mouth, etc., which can cause decay. As you probably know, there's lots of speculation in alternative medicine on the potentially harmful impact they have on us systemically, causing inflammation and slow release of toxins in our bodies. Pain. The dentist said the best bet for me is to have all teeth removed and get dentures. 0 Mine is 25K to fix teeth I have dental (delta veterans) but it only covers 1500 per year. I have my supply of hats to wear. It doesn't show, it's a little awkward, tho. You may have certain side effects in your mouth from chemotherapy. The onset of side effects like oral mucoscitis can happen within weeks of the start of chemotherapy. Rosey, don't you work at Penn? My hubbie has an artificial hip and knee....stems are all titanium, too. They are wonderful and oh so expensive (tune of $2200, plus crown at $800). This can upset the healthy balance of bacteria. Gloria, I'm with you, all I know is pain in one way or another, had this tooth pulled, extreme pain, chemo has been delayed 2 weeks, more pain, every time I eat I have to suffer, with throbbing pain, I've always took care of my teeth, now these chemicals are destroying them. If you are newly diagnosed with any form of cancer and will be seeking treatment, you should establish a relationship with a dentist who has experience in providing dental care for cancer patients as soon as possible. J �B� ��� ���k�uVx� �&�Q� �PGU eI�4)V�0 �^) ��Ys����P�-J�s Yeah sure doc....I should really believe you???? Glad you have something to help it. * Burning, peeling, or swelling tongue. It couldn't be repaired. Had no clue they were out there. You can go to the Penn Dental School even if you do not work there....I just thought you did. my teeth are breaking since chemotherapy, many cavities have appeared, i had a very ulcerated mouth and throat resulting from the treatment, i am on a pension and i am not in any health care, the public system in australia, for dental care, is a waiting list, of many years, i have teeth that need urgent attention, i am in ongoing pain, please what can i do? Many of my friends said they did the same? I've made it through chemo.....now have bleeding gums.....terified of dentists (makes no sense after what I've just gone through)......just dont want more pain to deal with.....constant pain already.....and add teeth/mouth issues???? K�������t������`A��o�89��L�4�*���c�`CCE�(���h``���X2%ށC��� �|����~ -Ġ@``df�c�1c0q�,��yѸe�����O���%�gTHp�Nb�q�ڍ�?nS`P�`ۖ����e`�/2��@:���p��t]�,�| �[�8���5�f:H,���2X�� �W �A�+ what have others done to get their teeth covered. I’ve had about 4 of my teeth break off. Your diet, genetics, bone development and habits all affect the condition of your teeth. my teeth are chipping off and oncologist said its from chemo and radiation. Use of this online service is subject to the disclaimer and the terms and conditions. 710 0 obj <> endobj I do not do well with pain anymore. Ro, thank you for understanding I wish you were here to talk to, I feel so isolated, my white count is down, so I'm afraid of going in public of getting sick. This summary is about oral complications caused by chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Hugs to you, Irene. Dental treatment during chemotherapy? It would be interesting to know how many of us who were diagnosed with uterine cancers have had root canal work--and how many of them. Teeth are breaking from previous chemotherapy. Many medical conditions can lead to brittle teeth. I didn't realize there was a controversy about root canals. 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