Sunday, January 21, 2018

Life After Oral Cancer

Did you have oral cancer that has left you missing part of your jaw? Or have you experienced other dental problems from chemotherapy or radiation that have impacted your smile? You have options. Dr. Judy Strutz and her team have extensive experience in reconstructive options for oral cancer and other dental problems that impact patients after their cancer treatment and surgery. There are a variety of treatment options that can now be helpful in order to treat this type of problem.

If you are in need of bone augmentation due to missing jaw bone it may be an option to use bone from another location in order to rebuild the jaw. The important thing is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Strutz in order to determine what is going to be the best plan moving forward in order to support you and your dental needs. The dental options a few years ago are not the same as they are now and the doors have opened into other options to improve your smile.

Sometimes even dental implants are an option after the jaw surgery has been done, and can replace missing teeth. They are placed in the jaw with screws that help them stay in place. This replaces the need for removable devices. But having said that, don’t say no to a removable appliance, because that might just be the right choice to bring back the facial contours. In any event, there are options and you would do well to explore yours.

For more information on dental procedures and oral cancer, contact Dr. Judy Strutz and her team.

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