Dental Assessment of Patients with Head-Neck Cancer Prior to Anticancer Therapy: Review of 35 Cases


Bektas-Kayhan K. , Ozdemir-Karatas M. , Unur M. , Keskin Y., ALTUN M. , BAYRAK Ö. , ...More

JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY, vol.46, no.2, pp.1-12, 2012 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 46 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF ISTANBUL UNIVERSITY FACULTY OF DENTISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-12

Abstract

Purpose: Head and neck cancer therapy including surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy may lead to acute and chronic complications of such as alterations in taste, oral mucositis, hyposalivation, radiation induced dental caries, trismus, delayed wound healing and osteoradionecrosis. The aim of our study is to compare the oral situation of patients, before and after treatment and emphasize the importance of the dental evaluation due to prevent and / or minimize of these complications.