Oral Health

Posted by: ouch | 2008/08/27


decisions decisions...

i have been on chemo for the last 18 months. my cancer is now in remission, my oncologist forbade me to have dental treatment while i was on chemo and the chemo has made my teeth brittle. i have 2 temporary fillings where i broke teeth, a filling fell out, 2 cracked fillings, one is a huge filling. i need root canal on one tooth and one of my bottom teeth is loose. do you think i should have all my teeth removed and get false ones? is it expensive?
my mouth looks ugly. as you can well imagine after 18 chemo sessions i am broke and my dentist wants me to pay upfront then claim from discovery. all the dentists in this dorp do that.

Expert's Reply


Oral health expert

If the teeth can be saved it is best not to remove them. Costs will depend on the extent and type of treatment required.
There are MANY dentists who will accept your medical aid- consult discovery for a list of dentists that they can refer you to.
Good luck

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