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Avoiding Dental Health Issues Due to Mesothelioma & Chemotherapy

Ensuring your oral health is at optimum levels before you begin treatment is important.

When patients are dealing with cancer treatment, maintaining dental health may be pushed to the back burner as unimportant. In reality, about 40% of chemotherapy patients experience oral health problems as a result of their treatment. Some side effects include

  • Pain in the mouth and gums
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia)
  • Swelling and burning sensation on the tongue
  • Potential infections
  • Changes in the sense of taste

Symptoms may also worsen with higher doses of chemotherapy.

Prevention Is Key

Maintaining good oral health before, and during, your cancer therapy is imperative to prevent dental problems, which could affect your ability to maintain your weight. Even if treatment has already begun, having your dentist on your team of health professionals is an important part of your journey to better overall health.

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