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Chai, W. L. and Ngeow, W.C. and Ramli, R. and Rahman, R. A. (2006) Managing complications of radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients: Part II. Management of radiation-induced caries. Singapore Dental Journal, 28 (1). pp. 4-6. ISSN 03775291 (ISSN)

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    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. © 2006 Elsevier. All rights reserved.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Export Date: 7 March 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 17378334 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Ngeow, W.C.; Faculty of Dentistry, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; email: ngeowy@um.edu.my Chemicals/CAS: fluoride, 16984-48-8; Cariostatic Agents; Fluorides; Mouthwashes; Saliva, Artificial; Toothpaste References: Epstein, J.B., Emerton, S., Lunn, R., Le, N., Wong, F.L.W., Pretreatment assessment and dental management of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (1999) Oral Oncol, 35, pp. 33-39; Hutton, M.F., Patterson, S.S., Mitchell, D.F., Chalian, V.A., Hornback, N.B., The effects of cobalt-60 on the dental pulps of monkeys (1974) Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol, 38, pp. 279-286; Meraw, S.J., Reeve, C.M., Dental considerations and treatment of
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Caries Complication Fluoride Head and neck cancer Management anticaries agent saliva substitute toothpaste chemistry dental caries head and neck tumor human mouth hygiene radiation injury review Cariostatic Agents Fluorides Head and Neck Neoplasms Humans Mouthwashes Radiation Injuries Saliva, Artificial
    Subjects: Medicine and Dentistry
    Medicine and Dentistry > Clinical Dentistry
    Divisions: UNSPECIFIED
    Depositing User: Dr. Wei Cheong Ngeow
    Date Deposited: 02 May 2012 09:29
    Last Modified: 02 May 2012 09:29
    URI: http://opendepot.org/id/eprint/967

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