Continuing Care of Oral Cancer Patients
Oral cancer is a serious, life-threatening, diagnosis. Early diagnosis and treatment are key to restoring your quality of life. However, many oral cancer treatments can affect the health of your mouth and lead to tissue loss. At Dental Arts of Frederick, we can provide you with the continuing care you need after oral cancer treatment to restore your smile and other maxillofacial issues.
Effects of Oral Cancer Treatments
Oral cancer treatments can have several effects on the mouth, head, and neck. These effects include:
Treating Damaged Teeth
Oral cancer treatment can lead to issues that can cause significant tooth decay. Decay can compromise the structural integrity of the affected teeth, leaving them susceptible to splitting or shattering. Decay can also compromise the health of the teeth, leaving them vulnerable to painful tooth infections. We can help to restore these decayed teeth, preserving them and preventing the need for tooth extractions. Depending upon the severity of the decay, we can provide treatments such as:
In some cases, oral cancer treatment can lead to tooth loss. Losing teeth affects not just your smile, but your abilities to eat and speak as well. Additionally, tooth loss can affect the strength of your jawbone, leading to bone loss. This bone loss causes the jaw, and the face, to change shape. There are several treatments for replacing missing teeth. These treatments include:
We can also provide several different types of maxillofacial prosthetics that can help to restore oral functions and improve the aesthetics of your face and mouth. Prosthetics we can provide include:
While oral cancer treatment can affect your teeth and cause other maxillofacial issues, treatment can be provided to restore the appearance of your face and smile, giving you back your confidence. For more information on the continuing care of oral cancer patients, call Dental Arts of Frederick at 301-732-7277 today.
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Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Providing prosthodontic and dental care in Frederick, Maryland, and the surrounding areas of Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Virginia and Washington DC.