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Dental Advice for Patients After Head and Neck Radiation Therapy

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Radiation therapy (RT) may be necessary to treat cancer. It uses radiation to kill cancer cells. However, this may damage healthy cells and tissues near the treatment area.

RT may also result in long-term side effects such as:

  • Dry mouth
  • Tooth decay
  • Poor Wound Healing and Osteoradionecrosis

Read on to find out more about these side effects and how you can maintain good oral hygiene after radiation therapy.

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