Category Archives: Management of the Patient Undergoing Radiotherapy or Chemotherapy

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REFERENCES 1. Grisius M: Salivary gland dysfunction: a review of systemic therapies, Oral Surg Oral Med Oral PathoI92:1S6, 2001. 2. Khan Z,Jacobsen CS:Oral pilocarpine HCI’fOl:post-irradiation xerostomia in head and neck cancer patients. In Proceedings of the First International Congress on Max.illof(l~ial Prosthetics, New York, 1995, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. 41 6 PART IV • Infections 3. 5pij

DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS ON SYSTEMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR MALIGNANT OISEASE

DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS ON SYSTEMIC CHEMOTHERAPY FOR MALIGNANT OISEASE Destruction of malignant cells by tumoricidal chemotherapeutic drugs has proved an effective treatment for a variety of malignancies. Like radidtherapy, the antitumor effectof cancer chemotherapeutic agents is based on their ability to destroy or retard the division of rapidly proliferating cells, such as tumor cells, nonspeclfically

DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY TO HEAD AND NECk

DENTAL MANAGEMENT OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY TO HEAD AND NECk Radiotherapy (i.e., radiation therapy, x-ray treatment) is a common therapeutic modality for malignancies of the head and neck. Approximately 30,000 cases of ‘head and neck cancer occur each year. Many of these are managed by therapeutic irradiation. Its’ use is ideally predicated on the abilitv of the radiation to destroy neo

CHAPTER OUTLINE

CHAPTER OUTLINE DENTAL MANACEMENT OF PATIENTS UNDERGOING RADIOTHERAPY TO HEAD AND NECK Radiation Effects on Oral Mucosa Radiation Effects on Salivary Glands Treatment of Xerostomia Radiation Effects on Bone Other Effects of Radiation Evaluation of Dentition Before Radiotherapy Condition of Residual Dentition Patient’s Dental Awareness Immediacy of Radiotherapy Radiation Location Radiation Dose Preparation of