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Dental Services for Cancer Patients

Cancer and its treatments can weaken your immune system, sometimes causing infection in the mouth, which could delay treatments. And once patients start receiving cancer treatment, more than one-third have painful side effects including dry mouth, jaw pain, sensitive gums and mouth sores – affecting basic functions from talking to eating.

That’s why it’s important to make sure your mouth is as healthy as possible before you start treatment and as you proceed, especially with a dentist who’s trained in working with cancer patients.

Our cancer program offers dental oncology services at the Bluebonnet campus through Clay Couvillon, DDS and the Dental Oncology Center of Louisiana.

As one of a few dentists in the south who focuses on the dental management of cancer patients, Dr. Couvillon’s team sees cancer patients with dental issues including broken or sensitive teeth, dry mouth, side effects of stem cell transplant therapy, or concerns about their mouth’s appearance or health. Dr. Couvillon’s program is also beneficial if you are interested in a thorough dental evaluation but don’t have an established relationship with a dentist.

For more information, call (225) 635-4422 or visit

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