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Dent Clin North Am. 2018 Jan;62(1):121-130. doi: 10.1016/j.cden.2017.08.009. Epub 2017 Oct 7.

Dental Treatment Planning for the Patient with Oral Cancer.

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1
Department of Dentistry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1187, New York, NY 10029, USA.
2
Department of Oral Medicine, UConn Health, 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030-1605, USA. Electronic address: Lalla@uchc.edu.

Abstract

Oral cancer therapy is associated with a multitude of head and neck sequelae that includes, but is not limited to, hyposalivation, increased risk for dental caries, osteoradionecrosis of the jaw, radiation fibrosis syndrome, mucositis, chemotherapy-induced neuropathy, dysgeusia, dysphagia, mucosal lesions, trismus, and infections. Preparing a comprehensive treatment plan for patients undergoing cancer therapy is essential to help minimize their risks for developing these oral and dental complications. In addition, dentists must take into account a patient's ongoing oncologic therapy for those patients who present to the dentist while concurrently receiving cancer treatment.

KEYWORDS:

Chemotherapy; Dental care for oral cancer; Dental oncology; Head and neck radiation therapy; Oral cancer

PMID:
29126489
DOI:
10.1016/j.cden.2017.08.009
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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