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Radiation and teeth protection #200293
07-28-2020 04:45 AM
07-28-2020 04:45 AM
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Hi-
Did anyone suggest before having radiation treatment, to do anything to protect your teeth? If so, what?
Thank you.


Thank you for your support and help. Best wishes.
Re: Radiation and teeth protection [Re: WW1978] #200295
07-28-2020 02:36 PM
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A visit to the dentist to have your teeth checked — fillings put in or teeth that need to be pulled out— all that should be done prior to radiation starting. Have you had fluoride trays made? You will need to wear the trays nightly to bolster the health of your teeth, probably for a long time. Dentists also advise patients to use a high enamel toothpaste like Prevident 2000. The best is to visit your dentist and ask him to contact your RO and ask what he needs to do for you.

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Re: Radiation and teeth protection [Re: WW1978] #200302
08-01-2020 10:47 AM
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I had to have dental clearance before start of radiation. My dentist fit me for both soft trays and hard trays. Soft trays 1-2 times a week filled with fluoride for 1-4 minutes. Nightly hard trays as a night-guard. It's important for them to decide, what, if any, work needs to be done beforehand.


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