Chemotherapy is the most common treatment for cancer. Being an invasive treatment, it can mean a lot of problems for your oral healthcare. Dentists always suggest that special care should taken during cancer treatment, during risk of infections and also if you’re not eating or drinking normally. Chemo uses drugs to kill the cancerous cells but it also causes a lot of side effects. So how can you take care of your mouth during chemotherapy? It is recommended that you talk to your dentist one month prior to starting your chemotherapy. This way, your dentist can help you chart a proper course and the best ways to maintain your oral healthcare.
If a person undergoing chemo has conditions like cavities, gum problems, abscesses then there are chances of the problem getting worse and may experience some bleeding from the gums. It may also cause sores and sharp irritation and pain in the teeth. But with proper medication, one can eliminate the pain and the soreness. Extra care needs to be taken of the mouth to ensure that the problem does not get out of hand. Brush your teeth thrice a day and floss regularly. Have a diet which is low in sugar and salt content. It be should be nutritious and well balanced to ensure proper eating. Several patients who have visited Dentzz for their treatment mention in their Dentzz review how proper care and basic steps were taught to them by our experts.