Breast cancer/Radiation/Tooth Problems
I have had BC twice and radiation twice. I am just coming onto 5 years from the second cancer and my teeth are starting to give me real bad problems. A tooth broke and I had to have it pulled because part of it was below the gum line. I opted for an implant and when I just went for the X-ray for that yesterday, the surgeon told me that I have bone loss in the roots of two teeth and that I need to see a periodontist. No one throughout both bouts of BC with radiation including oncologists (4) have told me that I could have dental issues because of the radiation. I am interested in hearing from people that have been lucky enough to have their doctor/doctors give them a heads up and I would also like to hear of other peoples’ experiences dealing with dental issues possibly due to radiation, especially if the issues have been real concerning like mine.