Medical Clearance

Oncology/ Orthopedic Medical Clearance It is essential to have your teeth and gums examined prior to undergoing chemotherapy, a heart valve surgery or a joint replaced. Ensuring you are orally and medically cleared prior to undergoing any of these procedures is very important and can affect your overall well being. Certain chemotherapeutic agents, specifically bisphosponates can cause an impaired ability for bone to heal causing osteonecrosis (bone death) of the jaw. In order to avoid this detrimental squeal, we examine and resolve all issues and collaborate with your oncologist/ orthopedic surgeon to ensure all risks are minimized.