Tooth pain in molars with esophageal cancer: Suggestions?
My brother-in-law has stage 4 esophageal cancer and has finished two rounds of chemo. He says what is bothering him the most is pain in his molars, although he has a feeding tube. Has anyone else had horrible pain in their molars? Thanks for any suggestions.
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Welcome, @nancy090909. Oral hygiene and teeth issues are not uncommon with esophageal cancer. Fellow members like @puprluvr @socalkelly @advocatepaul @survivorsuz @lori57216 might have some suggestions to offer.
Nancy, has your son been referred to dental oncology or an orofacial pain treatment specialist?
I don’t think so, but I will ask. Thank you.
My mom had this during chemo – I think it went away with Tylenol and magic mouthwash.
May I ask – were you first diagnosed with stage 4 ?
My brother-in-law was diagnosed with stage 4, he had no idea prior to that.
Keep us updated on the results of chemo. Do you know on what chemo he is on ? Did you discussed immunotherapy ?
I’m praying for him.
Yes! I just had a molar pulled last week. They couldn't save it. Excruciating pain two weeks in a row. Another tooth which was a root canal just fell apart. I hope that's the last. U8