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hi docs, will your teeth really just fall out of your mouth due to osteoradionecroses?

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Dr. Gary Sandler
54 years experience Dentistry
ORN: Osteoradionecrosis is bone that has died as a complication of radiation therapy. It occurs because radiation inevitably destroys normal cells and blood vessels, as well as tumor cells. This process is gradual and may take many months or years to appear. Bone supports teeth and along without supporting bone, teeth may eventually loosen and subsequently fall out.
Answered on Apr 5, 2020

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