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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-6

Inspecting evidence between cancer therapy-induced oral mucositis and periodontitis: A narrative review

Department of Clinical Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Juiz De Fora, Juiz De Fora, MG, Brazil

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Dr. Gisele Maria Campos Fabri
Dentistry School - Universidade Federal De Juiz De Fora, Rua José Lourenço Kelmer, S/n, São Pedro, Juiz De Fora, MG, CEP 36036-900
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejgd.ejgd_137_18

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This narrative review aims to update the reader about the current issues surrounding central aspects implicated in the relationship between oral mucositis (OM) and periodontitis. We searched Medline/PubMed database. English language publications were included in the study. Paired reviewers selected articles for inclusion and extracted data. Forty-four studies met our inclusion criteria. The majority of the studies were review (63.8%) and clinical studies (36.2%). There is a lack of studies regarding the association of periodontal disease (PD) and OM. However, there are pathogenic similarities between them. Look for scientific evidence to confirm the relationship between PD and OM is imperative. Thus, if periodontitis can actually interfere with the occurrence and severity of OM, the establishment of strategies to reduce it may contribute to better control of OM, a serious adverse effect of cancer treatment.

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