Reply to "Tooth Problems"

Hello Jenni

If the cancer was away from the area of the tooth to be extracted, it will likely not be in the field of irradiation and hence no risk of osteoradionecrosis (ORN). Also the maxillary (upper teeth are at less risk as the blood supply in the maxilla is better than in the mandible (lower jaw). But check with your oncologist about the radiation field so that you and you dentist know which extractions pose a risk.

Please read this previous discussion on care of the teeth.

Best wishes
Vinod Coffee
×
×
×
×