Oral Surgery/Wisdom tooth extraction,throat cancer
My spouse had stage 4b throat cancer. Went thru 7 weeks radiation, 3 chemo treatments. Wisdom tooth #16 extraction. Spouse is now in more pain which has lasted more than 16 days. Spot has healed,no infection. Went for 2nd opinion and advise needs sequestrectomy #16. Advised sharp bone just needs to be filed down. Neither oral surgeon contacted radiation dr. even thou I advised them that the radiation dr. stated they need to. I read about HBO treatments on cancer website but was never advised or told about these treatments.
Questions: How does a person know if they should have HBO treatments ? X-Ray, ct what needs to be done.
What can a person expect after going thru radiation treatment regarding teeth,bone,nerves,etc. ? Will X-Ray show the sharp bone ? The oral surgeon who did the extraction, why didn't he take care of the sharp ?
Cindy - your questions are very good. It sounds like there was complete lack of or minimal communication between the oral surgeon and the doctor prescribing treatments for your cancer. Without viewing X-rays or directly examining the surgical site, I cannot say that a sequestration should be done prior or after attempts to reduce inflammation. I have always felt that a reduction or elimination of inflammation prior to any type of surgery in an inflamed area is important.
I have used hyperbaric treatments quite a few times in similar or even more extensive situations. You should speak with the surgeon to remove the bone spur, but having a course of hyperactive oxygen treatment prior to the necessary bone spur removal is important to reduce inflammation.
So you or your wife should speak with both doctors to arrange a proper sequence of treatment to reduce inflammation and pain.
If you have any further questions feel free to contact me again.