The current oncological treatment (surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, bisphosphonates, etc.) can bring important changes in the structures of the mouth. Mucositis (inflammation and erosions as aphthae), infections (both by viruses and bacteria and fungi), xerostomia or dry mouth, cavities and, occasionally, destruction of bone tissue are frequent.. Also the presence of areas of inflammation, pain, canker sores, misalignments in dental prostheses, difficulty eating ...
Before an oncological treatment is started, an initial evaluation of the oral and dental health is made, with the help, if necessary, of radiological examinations.. We value the state of the gums, the ligaments that hold the teeth in place, if there are cavities, how the fillings are, etc.
In that first moment and, given the haste with which the oncological treatments usually begin, only the dental procedures that we consider to be priority are carried out. The patient is also instructed on the most appropriate oral hygiene measures in each case.
We act in three different areas. First, we work on prevention, detecting early suspicious lesions of malignancy in periodic dental check-ups. During oncological treatments, through the introduction of measures that minimize the discomfort and complications that these can bring. Finally, after the oncological treatments, we work on the rehabilitation and recovery of functionality and dental aesthetics that allow patients to have a better quality of life.
Nowadays you can not understand the work related to Health Sciences, and especially oncology, without a multidisciplinary approach. We work closely with oncologists, surgeons, radiotherapists, Day Hospital staff and the Oncoayuda Foundation. We carry out periodic clinical sessions in which the clinical problems of the patients are addressed and the latest scientific advances in the treatment of cancer are updated.