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Case Study 1


An example of people treated successfully with hyperbaric oxygen therapy at HOTC.

52 year-old man status post nasopharyngeal cancer with radiation caries. The patient was scheduled for complete tooth extraction and had an abscess on the left side of his mouth. He received 30 hyperbaric oxygen treatments @ 2.5ATA prior to oral surgery. After whole-mouth tooth extractions the patient returned to the center, as scheduled, for an additional ten treatments that greatly reduced post-op swelling, pain and healing time. The patient required additional bone removal in order to fit dentures, and therefore received 10 more hyperbaric sessions after that second surgery. This patient, with severe radiation tissue disease, avoided post-op infection and necrosis and went on to enjoy complete healing of his mouth.