Make sure to tell all your dental healthcare providers about your cancer treatment. This helps them plan any treatments you might need in the future. They will be careful around any problems in your mouth and watch for changes. They can also look for signs of new problems. Many times, they can help manage any long-term problems you have.
Tell them if you had chemotherapy, radiation, or a bone marrow transplant. It may help to share your cancer treatment records with them. Each kind of treatment can cause different problems. For example, radiation can cause dry mouth, cavities, and tooth loss. This could lead to even more problems if you have to have oral surgery or teeth removed later on. Your dentist may have you use a fluoride to help keep your teeth strong and healthy.