A conservative approach towards oral rehabilitation of post irradiated patients in a clinical set-up.

Malhotra , Neeraj N and Shetty , N and Acharya , S and *, Kundabala M (2009) A conservative approach towards oral rehabilitation of post irradiated patients in a clinical set-up. Journal of Nepal Dental Association , 10 (1). pp. 42-48.

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Abstract

Patient with post radiation dental complications present a great challenge to the dental practitioners. Followingradiotherapy for the treatment of head and neck cancer, a number of complications are reported to occur like,mucositis, osteoradionecrosis, xerostomia, radiation caries etc. A multidisciplinary approach involving specialists from restorative dentistry, endodontics, prosthodontics and oral surgery are necessary for a functional oralrehabilitation of such patients. The case reports presented in this article discusses the interdisciplinary treatmentprotocol and clinical approach to be followed for the management, overall oral rehabilitation, long term stabilization,and re-establishment of occlusion along with appropriate clinical follow-up for the patients who have undergoneradiation and reported with post-irradiated dental complications.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Radiation Caries, Oral Rehabilitation, Xerostomia, Multidisciplinary Approach
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Conservative Dentistry
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2012 09:53
Last Modified: 09 Oct 2012 09:53
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/77370

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