Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients: Part III. Provision of dentures

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

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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. Pretreatment dental assessment should be provided for these patients before they undergo radiation therapy. There are occasions, however, whereby head and neck cancer patients are not prepared optimally and, as a result, they succumb to complicated oral adverse effects after radiation therapy. The management of radiation-induced caries, a sequelae of xerostomia has been reviewed in Part II of this series. In this article, the management of difficulty with dentures, another sequelae of xerostomia following radiation therapy is reviewed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7-10
Number of pages4
JournalSingapore Dental Journal
Volume28
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006

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

Keywords

  • Complication
  • Denture
  • Head and neck cancer
  • Management
  • Radiation
  • Ulcer

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients : Part III. Provision of dentures. / Rahman, Roslan Abdul; Ngeow, Wei Cheong; Chai, Wen Lin; Ramli, Roszalina.

In: Singapore Dental Journal, Vol. 28, No. 1, 12.2006, p. 7-10.

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