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Keywords:

  • Radiotherapy;
  • dental;
  • osteoradionecrosis;
  • xerostomia;
  • management

Abstract

Radiotherapy for head and neck tumours is a viable treatment modality. However, a wide range of potentially debilitating dental complications may accompany the treatment. In Part 2 of this article, prevention and management strategies available to the dental practitioner to stave off the dental side effects of radiotherapy are explored and particular attention is given to the management of xerostomia and radiation caries.