The Many Types of Cancer Associated with Oral Health Problems
Posted on 6/22/2020 by Dr. Janice Pliszczak
If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you will need to schedule a pretreatment appointment with our office before you begin radiation or chemotherapy. Because cancer raises concerns for a person's oral health as well, it is important that you contact us. The information below will give you an overview about cancer's impact dentally.
What Cancers Are Associated with Oral Health Conditions?
Cancer of the esophagus and bone cancer both can affect your oral health. Also, it was shown that people who already have periodontal disease can develop pancreatic cancer from the infection. Therefore, researchers have found a direct link between cancer and gum disease. Whether you are receiving cancer treatments or you believe your oral health problems and cancer are linked, you need to seek regular dental care.
How Gingivitis Increases Cancer Risk
Whenever you have an infection, it can affect your immune system. When this happens, you are more susceptible to contracting a disease, such as cancer or heart disease. That is why it is important to care for your teeth and gums at home daily and schedule regular appointments to have your teeth checked and cleaned. We also offer cancer screenings for mouth cancer among our wide array of services. If you have a sore that will not heal, we encourage to have it checked immediately. Cancer takes many forms, with most cancers, adding challenge to oral care. That is why it is always important to reach out to us for your oral health care needs.
What are your dental and medical concerns? To ensure your complete health, you have to make sure you follow a regular and conscientious dental regimen. When you take this approach, other facets of your health will improve as well. If you need to contact our office about dental care, do so today. Make sure all your dental needs are met, so you can focus on a healthier way of life.