Osteonecrosis: Study of the relationship of dental extractions in patients receiving radiotherapy

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Abstract

Osteonecrosis is a severe complication of radiotherapy for cancer. Prevention of osteonecrosis is most important, as the condition may be chronic, progressive, and lead to pathologic fracture. The clinical experience, of 627 dental extractions at the Cancer Control Agency of British Columbia either before or after radiotherapy is presented.

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