In April, 1989, I was diagnosed as having malignant squamous cancers in the lymph nodes on both sides of the neck. They were surgically removed, and found to be secondaries, the primary was not located. Further treatment, radiotherapy to the neck area followed immediately and this left me with the residual after effects of damaging the enamel to all of my teeth, damage to taste buds, and saliva glands, causing me to suffer for nearly 7 years with persistent and painful ulcers to the mouth, cheeks, and tongue.
Mouth washes 4 times a day, gum shields with fluoride gel, artificial saliva sprays and various liquids and lozenges, to such failed to make any impression to these ulcers, resulting in years of eating very bland foods and lukewarm liquids. A few weeks ago I was asked by the Doctors in radiotherapy if I would like to use a sample tube of a new gel (Denta-Med) that they had on hand at the Hospital. I agreed but must admit I was not at all confident that it would help me with my ulcers. However, I cleaned my teeth after lunch and then applied the gel with a small soft toothbrush as recommended to all the soft tissue of the mouth and gums.
Within an hour my mouth felt unfamiliarly clean and fresh. I kept this routine for several days after each meal, and especially at night. Lo and behold, within a week almost every ulcer had disappeared, and my mouth, at night, usually so dry that I would awake to spray my mouth with artificial saliva was no longer a problem. It remained moist, not wet and I was able to enjoy undisturbed sleep, for the first time in years.
My mouth now has only one small persistent ulcer on the side of my tongue which I believe is mostly caused by rubbing against rough tooth enamel. I would like to thank you and your company for producing this very effective gel, and I am sure thousands of people will eventually use it and receive the same relief that I experienced. I will unreservedly recommend your (Denta-Med) gel to any person suffering with ulcers and gum troubles.
J.S.M, Spearwood, WA