Dental procedures

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Dental procedures

by Atoms on Thu Oct 06, 2016 01:10 AM

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Stage IVa throat cancer. My epiglottis was removed so that I can no longer protect my airway.

My original dentist refuses to treat me. What have others done in order to get dental procedures done when there's no way to shield the airway? Can't let them clean, polish, or drill without material going into my lungs and causing aspiration pneumonia.

Suggestions or experiences?

RE: Dental procedures

by Keppler on Sat Oct 08, 2016 08:08 PM

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I remember having dental work done years ago with rubber dams (thin membranes) that were clamped to the teeth, with the tooth surfaces protruding through. I wonder if this would be worth exploring?

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