Dental Care and Maxillofacial Prosthetics | Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Most cancers and its procedure can trigger oral health and fitness and dental troubles that involve specialised experience and timely treatment before, throughout and just after your cancer therapy. We can assist.

Why dental treatment is vital for most cancers people

Dental & Maxillofacial Prosthetics Middle

You will need a referral from your Roswell Park medical doctor or treatment method centre

Medical center, 3rd ground
Monday-Friday, 8 a.m-4 p.m.

Great oral well being is essential to stop or limit complications that could jeopardize your potential to tolerate most cancers treatment, satisfy dietary necessities, or protect quality of lifestyle.

Clients ought to see a dentist prior to the get started of cancer cure — preferably two weeks in advance of beginning radiation or chemotherapy solutions — in purchase to keep good oral cleanliness and treat any dental infections. Untreated bacterial infections could lead to delays in your most cancers treatment. If you are previously in therapy, see us as before long as possible.

Some cancer types — these kinds of as oral, jaw and other head and neck cancers — specifically impact the mouth and tooth. Other cancers contain treatment plans — this kind of as chemotherapy, radiation to the head and neck places, or blood and marrow transplant — that maximize threat for oral difficulties these types of as:

  • Mouth sores, bacterial infections
  • Cavities (brought about by decreased saliva)
  • Tooth decline
  • Tooth sensitivity because of to decline of minerals from the enamel
  • Dry mouth (xerostomia) brought on by damage to your salivary glands

Dental providers we provide

Roswell Park’s experts are really skilled in addressing the complex and special dental and oral health needs of cancer clients and survivors. Our staff contains dentists, specialty-properly trained maxillofacial prosthodontists, implant and temporomandibular joint specialists and other dental personnel, who perform carefully with surgeons, healthcare and radiation oncologists, and speech and language pathologists to present well timed, coordinated care for cancer sufferers.

We give a full extensive menu of typical dental companies, together with cleanings and restorations, root canals, tooth extractions, and give dentures and partials. Our team will make positive your appointments consider place at suitable times in your therapy schedule in order to supply:

  • Extensive oral well being evaluation (needed right before particular solutions)
  • Dental administration for people undergoing blood or bone marrow transplants
  • Prevention and treatment method of oral side effects from chemotherapy and radiation procedure
  • Treatment method of existing dental disorders, this sort of as infections or problem tooth
  • Analysis of your dentures and appliances for comfort and in shape
  • Prevention and oral treatment protocols

Maxillofacial prosthetics services

Immediately after cure, clients with head & neck cancers may possibly need to have prosthetics — artificial replacements, both inside of or outside the mouth, for places that have been surgically eradicated. Prosthetics can be beauty (to enhance the way you glimpse) or purposeful (to restore your potential to converse or swallow, for instance).

Maxillofacial prosthetics is a specialty that rehabilitates head and neck defects outside of the speedy oral region. The most prevalent strategies done by a maxillofacial prosthodontist at a most cancers middle are the restoration of missing facial or cranial structures. We execute surgical placement of implants to guidance or retain prostheses and build products to help the delivery of surgical or radiation therapy. Some of the prostheses we deliver incorporate:

  • Palate (roof of the mouth)
  • Higher or decrease jaw, or portions of the jaw
  • Replacement of lacking eye, ear or nose

Our workforce will assess your demands ahead of treatment method, make and custom-healthy your prostheses, and do the job intently with your surgeons to assure that your bodily appearance and qualities will continue to be as close as achievable to the way they ended up before treatment method.

Delays in adequate rehabilitation have main outcomes, including deficient speech and swallowing as effectively as the psychosocial issues of a visibly lacking physique component. Roswell Park considers both the patient’s clinical position as properly as the urgency of the method concerned and aims to deliver remedy with the fewest number of visits.