Skip to Content. Listen to the Cancer. Many cancer treatments have side effects that affect a person's mouth, teeth, and salivary glands. Salivary glands make saliva. Dental and oral side effects can make it difficult to eat, talk, chew, or swallow. Fortunately, with good care, you and your doctor can lower the risk of these side effects and manage them if they do happen.
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A new film claims root canals cause cancer. Don’t believe it, dentists say | Society | The Guardian
D entists, endodontists and dental researchers are warning Netflix , Apple, Amazon and Vimeo to remove a documentary that spreads fear and misinformation about the safety of root canals and extracting wisdom teeth. Bailey tries therapy, antidepressant medication, juice cleanses, chakra balancing and hypnosis. He even drinks his own urine. But aided by holistic dentists, he eventually concludes that the source of his malaise is a root canal he got as a young man — a procedure he needed to save a tooth after getting punched in the mouth. Among the most jarring claims in Root Cause is a connection between root canals and breast cancer. Concerned that dentists are receiving more and more questions from patients about the treatments, the American Dental Association ADA , American Association of Endodontists AAE and American Association of Dental Research AADR warned the media companies in a private letter sent late last month that continuing to host the film could harm the viewing public by spreading long-disproven claims.
Complications are new medical problems that occur during or after a disease, procedure, or treatment and that make recovery harder. The complications may be side effects of the disease or treatment, or they may have other causes. Oral complications affect the mouth. Cancer patients have a high risk of oral complications for a number of reasons:.
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