Hazeldean Dental Group offers assessments and dental care, on a priority basis, for patients in advance of radiation or chemotherapy treatments as recommended by your oncologist.
Oral Cancer Screenings and Oral Health Assessments
Oral Health Assessments
At Hazeldean Dental Group we provide dental assessments and care on a priority basis for cancer patients in Ottawa, Kanata, Stittsville, Nepean and surrounding communities. If you have been diagnosed with cancer, you may know that radiation or chemotherapy can affect oral tissue and cause potential side effects. Pre-existing or untreated oral disease may also complicate cancer treatments.
We know patients with cancer may require special oral care. Complications from radiation to the head and neck from chemotherapy for any malignancy may compromise your oral health and quality of life, and may even affect your ability to complete your planned cancer treatment.
For some patients, complications may result in a decreased tolerance for treatments, postponed treatments, or possibly discontinued treatments. Oral complications may also lead to systemic infections.
Medically necessary oral care before, during, and after cancer treatment can prevent or reduce the incidence and severity of oral complications, enhancing both patient survival and quality of life.
- Tobacco and Alcohol
- HPV (Human Papilloma Virus)
- Sun Exposure
Signs and symptoms of oral cancer:
- Lump in the oral soft tissues
- Soreness or feeling that something is caught in the throat
- Difficulty chewing or swallowing
- Ear pain
- Difficulty moving the jaw or the tongue
- Numbness in different areas of the mouth
- Denture cannot fit anymore
- Ulceration that persist more than 2 weeks