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About the Treatment

Head and neck cancer therapy may cause a vast array of functional and esthetic facial and oral complications, including

  • Malocclusion
  • Difficulty speaking and eating
  • Dry mouth
  • Caries
  • Chronic numbness

All of our general dentists have special training or expertise in helping the patient preparation for head and neck cancer surgery, radiation therapy and chemotherapy. We are also able to help in managing any of the common complications that may occur in the oral cavity as a result of undertaking such treatments.

About the Division of Dentistry

The Massachusetts General Hospital Division of Dentistry is a hospital-based group practice containing multiple dental specialists under one roof. Like traditional dental practices, we are open to the public and provide all aspects of preventive, therapeutic and restorative dental care.