Dental Complications of Head and Neck Radiotherapy: Part 2
Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
Australian Dental Journal
Volume 46, Issue 3, pages 174–182, September 2001
How to Cite
Andrews, N. and Griffiths, C. (2001), Dental Complications of Head and Neck Radiotherapy: Part 2. Australian Dental Journal, 46: 174–182. doi: 10.1111/j.1834-7819.2001.tb00278.x
- Issue published online: 12 MAR 2008
- Article first published online: 12 MAR 2008
- Received for publication January 2000. Revised March 2000. Accepted for publication June 2000.
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.