Oral Health Effects Of Cancer

Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can also affect a patient’s dental health.

Cancer treatments, such as chemotherapy and radiation, can also affect a patient’s dental health.

Common symptoms of cancer in oral cavity  include:

  • dry mouth;
  • difficulty chewing,
  • swallowing,
  • tasting or speaking;
  • tooth decay;
  • a burning feeling in the mouth or throat;
  • mouth sores;
  • and infections in the mouth.

It is advisable that all the dental issues in a patient’s mouth should treated before the beginning of any cancer therapy.

Athina Tsiorva

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