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