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#200808 04-30-2021 03:19 AM
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Hi all-

Just passed two years after surgery and we need some dental work done. How do you choose a dentist to poke around in there after so much surgery and radiation? What do you look for? Should we hit the hyperbaric chamber first? How do you eat if you have your remaining teeth removed?


Dad was diagnosed 2/28/18 w Stage 4, N0 Verrucous carcinoma (VC) an uncommon variant of SSC
Mandibulectomy and free-flap reconstruction 5/30/18
Diagnosis changed to SSC.
Began treatment of 30 rads and 5 Cisplatin Cycles on 7/18/18
Decided not to do any more Cisplatin after the first one.
Finished treatment on 8/31/18.
3.19 Abscess & Recurrence wide mouth resection
4.16.19 Scapular Flap Reconstruction surgery
9.6.19 Clear CT!
8.6.20 Clear CT!
Vicky1 #200809 04-30-2021 05:25 AM
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I am in the middle of getting lower implants. I’m hoping it approves my ability to eat. Swallowing is a challenge right now with some foods. I’m hoping if I can chew it smaller. Liquid is still my preferred method of consumption. My Surgeon even though she does not do Dental has recommended I check with her before any dental outside of cleaning

Good luck. I recently got lower dentures. I almost cried. It’s the first time I’ve looked somewhat normal in almost 18 months.


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