Questions for Your Dentist
The beginning of a breast cancer battle can be confusing and overwhelming, but it’s important to talk to your dentist about your diagnosis and treatment plan.
Seeing your dentist prior to treatment can help to address any oral health concerns before your immune system is suppressed and certain dental procedures would no longer be safe for you. Even if you aren't experiencing any pain or sensitivity, schedule and attend your regular dental cleanings and exams to stay on course with preventive dental care.
It's also beneficial that your oncologist and your dentist connect throughout your treatment. Oncologists need more information about how cancer treatments affect their patients' mouths, and dentists need to be aware of your treatment plan to better serve your needs.
Use this list of questions as a guide when you talk to your dentist.