I have recent had radiaton to the head and neck area due to oral cancer. I now have receding gums and loose teeth in the same location of the receding gums. Is that a side-effect of radiation? Can my teeth be saved? They are ny two bottom front teeth. I am having a mandibular frenectomy to help with the recession, but will that help tighten my teeth back up?

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  • Dr.Ritz

    Dr.Ritz 07 - June - 2010, at 19:17 PM

  • normally after radiation the blood circulation of the gums decreases and you have to take really good care of your teth. if your dentist feels that the lose and receding gums are because of high frenum then getting the frenectomy done will solve the problems. But at the same time, to tighten the gums, you have to maintain good oral hygiene. For more info on frenectomy, you can read the following article on our website.... www.identalhub.com/article_types-and-techniques-of-frenectomy-84.aspx

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