Management of oral health in patients irradiated for head and neck cancer: A review

Vidja K. Shenoy, K. K. Shenoy, S. Rodrigues, P. Shetty

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Abstract

Management of oral health plays an integral role in the treatment of Head & Neck Cancers. Radiation therapy is a significant treatment modality in the management of Head and Neck Cancers. However, high dose of radiation is also associated with side effects. Oral health management plays an important role in preventing these complications. Therefore it is mandatory to initiate prompt oral health care that can prevent the associated orodental complications. This article is a review on oral complications associated with radiation therapy, their prevention and management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-120
Number of pages4
JournalKathmandu University Medical Journal
Volume5
Issue number17
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2007

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