Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients

Part II. Management of radiation-induced caries

Wen Lin Chai, Wei Cheong Ngeow, Roszalina Ramli, Roslan Abdul Rahman

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Abstract

Head and neck cancer is becoming a more recognizable pathology to the general population and dentists. The modes of treatment include surgery and/or radiation therapy. Where possible, pretreatment dental assessment shall be provided for these patients before they undergo radiation therapy. There are occasions, however, whereby head and neck cancer patients are not prepared optimally for radiation therapy. Because of this, they succumb to complicated oral complications after radiation therapy. The management of xerostomia has been reviewed in Part I of this series. In this article, the management of dental caries, a sequalae of xerostomia following radiation therapy is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4-6
Number of pages3
JournalSingapore Dental Journal
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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Head and Neck Neoplasms
Radiotherapy
Radiation
Xerostomia
Dental Caries
Dentists
Tooth
Pathology
Population
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Caries
  • Complication
  • Fluoride
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Management

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients : Part II. Management of radiation-induced caries. / Chai, Wen Lin; Ngeow, Wei Cheong; Ramli, Roszalina; Rahman, Roslan Abdul.

In: Singapore Dental Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 12.2006, p. 4-6.

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