If chemotherapy is part of a treatment plan for breast cancer, she should schedule a regular cleaning with her dentist before starting treatment. Most chemotherapy agents will suppress white cells, which protect against infection. And that increases the risk of doing an invasive procedure, such as a tooth extraction or deep cleaning, will cause infection. Usually about a week after each treatment dental checkup is must. During this period, oncologist can advise her and her dentist about when it would be safe to do a dental procedure. Breast cancer patients should maintain good hygiene — brushing, rinsing and flossing — throughout their treatment.
If a woman has breast cancer and is treated by surgery or by radiation but not chemotherapy, the mouth is not affected in any way.
TEETH Care Centre Dental Hospital, Ahmedabad