Topic: Dentist?

Forum: Managing Side Effects of Breast Cancer and Its Treatment —

Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 10:41PM

Posted on: Nov 19, 2022 10:41PM

tammymo wrote:

can I put this here?


so I’ve just finished my first cycle of chemo/immunotherapy Wednesday, tonight while brushing my teeth I found that my left top wisdom tooth has broken on the side, it doesn’t hurt but it is sore and I know how fast it can go from fine to infected.

I’ll be calling patient support and my dentist Monday but I don’t think I’ll be able to have it taken out.

Any suggestions on keeping it from getting infected

Targeted Therapy 11/8/2022 Herceptin (trastuzumab) Targeted Therapy 11/8/2022 Perjeta (pertuzumab) Chemotherapy 11/8/2022 Other
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Nov 20, 2022 12:29AM - edited Nov 20, 2022 12:30AM by sun-shine

Hi Tammymo,

Sorry to hear your wisdom tooth has broken. I think you could use 0.9% salt water (it's better to use boiled and cooled water to prepare) to rinse your mouth from time to time. It would be helpful if you treat your tooth cleaning tools with boiled water daily.

Hope this is helpful.

All the best,



Surgery 10/29/2021 Mastectomy (Left): Simple Hormonal Therapy 3/26/2022 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone) Chemotherapy 3/31/2022 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel) Dx IDC, Left, 2cm, Stage IB, Grade 2, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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Nov 22, 2022 05:47PM ruthbru wrote:

Check with your dentist AND oncologist. If you need to have dental work during chemo, you usually can; but you will probably have to take antibiotics before, during & after the procedure.

"Invisible threads are the strongest ties." Friedrich Nietzsche Dx 2/2007, Stage IIA, Grade 3, 0/11 nodes, ER+/PR-, HER2-

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