But it's too early to make blanket recommendation, expert says
by glowworm on Wed Aug 20, 2008 12:00 AM
Hello all, I am schedualed to recieve hyperbaric oxygen therapy prior to extraction of my lower teeth. I am seeking first hand experances from people that have gone through this process, Any side effects short or long term during and or post treatment thanks. As well as results you have had.
by platinum on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 AM
On 8/20/2008 glowworm wrote:Hello all, I am schedualed to recieve hyperbaric oxygen therapy prior to extraction of my lower teeth. I am seeking first hand experances from people that have gone through this process, Any side effects short or long term during and or post treatment thanks. As well as results you have had.glowworm
by dalimama on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 AM
by Logicat on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 AM
by Badbacklady on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 AM
I am scheduled for 9 weeks of treatment here in Canada. I've met with the hyperbaric team and have seen the tanks and the people currently using the chamber. The one I am going in we are fitted with a clear helmet and once the chamber is pressurized we put the helmet on for 30 min. intervals with 5 min breaks.
Downsides? Some people can't pressurize their ears so if that is the case let the doc know and you go get fitted with ear drains and go back in the next day.
You might get very tired, not as bad as the radiaition or chemo treatments.
Your vision might be affected,blurry or might even get better.
All in all not a painful treatment and one that I can honestly say I have to watch TV for my health. :-)
by Runabout on Thu Aug 21, 2008 12:00 AM
Just as a side note, they are beginning to utilize this type of treatment on horses who are recovering from serious injuries. They've had great results. Saw a picture of the equipment used, and it reminded me of the movie "The boy in the bubble".
Good Luck to you!
by Kimberly_Y on Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:00 AM
My mom had to go through a total of 30 treatments. Twenty before her teeth were removed and ten after. Her biggest complaint was that her ears felt clogged. Because her ears felt clogged the volume on the tv was turned up louder and we had to speak louder to her. I went out and bought wireless headphones for her so she could control the volume while she was watching tv and not cause the rest of us to go deaf. After she was finished with her treatments her hearing slowly returned to normal.
Good Luck to you!!
by MissouriMarcia on Fri Aug 22, 2008 12:00 AM
I know hyperbaric oxygen treatment is good for wound healing, but I didn't know about it's use pre and post tooth extraction. Thanks so much for your post.
We have a home use chamber for my father as treatment for results of a stroke. He has experienced some temporary hearing loss, but once we increased and decreased the pressure more slowly, the problem never recurred.
A good source of information regarding hyperbaric oxygen chamber therapy is Dr. Geoffrey Saft out of the San Francisco area. He has a clinic there and provides much information online regarding the many benefits of this therapy.
by Cancer_Struggles on Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:00 AM
Well I have had 61 treatments so far and after they removed my remaining teeth that the radiation damaged I have had 2 follow up operations and am about to have a 3rd on Sept 11. Assuming you have new dentures allready be prepared to go without them at times for healing purposes. Osteoradionecrosis can be painful from my experiences but not getting the treatments I think would be worse. Buy yourself a good food processor and enjoy all the food you have been missing, steaks etc and be patient as it takes time. My HBOT treatments were in a single machine so watched a lot of movies and got used to the 2 plus hours per day so just try to enjoy and remember how nice it is to have a full set of teeth again and a big smile.................Let me know if I can be of any other help to you.
by Mike1sc on Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:00 AM
I just finished session number 36 yesterday of 40. I'm in the chamber as a result of radio recrosis of the neck area. I have historically been a real hyper person so the 3 hours in the chamber at first was very unsettling for me. As everyone has already said, your ears will pop the first 20 minutes or so and then again the last 20 minutes or so. My skin gets real cold after being in it and I actually drive home without the air conditioner (and its Summer too). Your vision will move in and out on you after treatment but they say just be patient as it will return to what your vision was shortly afterwards.
The nurses here swear by the HBO treatments, primarily used for advanced wound healing. The jury is still out as to whether or not it has helped me.
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