|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2020 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 53
Oral mucositis: Treatment and prevention
Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone1, Sridhar Premkumar2
1 Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto, SP, Brazil
2 Tamil Nadu Government Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
|Date of Submission||23-Sep-2019|
|Date of Acceptance||17-Nov-2019|
|Date of Web Publication||02-Jan-2020|
Dr. Marcos Roberto Tovani-Palone
Department of Pathology and Legal Medicine, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo, 3900 Bandeirantes Ave, Ribeirão Preto, SP 14049-900
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Tovani-Palone MR, Premkumar S. Oral mucositis: Treatment and prevention. Eur J Gen Dent 2020;9:53
We have read with great interest the article entitled “Treatment and prevention of oral mucositis: A literature review.” Oral mucositis (OM) is a common disorder in patients under treatment with radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy. It corresponds to a side effect of chemotherapy, head-and-neck radiotherapy, and targeted therapy. Despite advances in the treatment of cancer, OM continues to be an oncologic challenge in the context of antineoplastic therapy for head-and-neck cancer because it is a dose-limiting toxicity of chemotherapy and radiation treatment with negative impacts on the quality of life and cancer treatment efficacy. Overall, patients with OM suffer from malignant diseases and/or require hematopoietic stem cell transplants. In this connection, the role of dentists in the prevention and/or treatment of OM in hospitals and blood centers is essential. Thus, all health centers and hospitals offering these treatments should have dentists on staff for a comprehensive treatment of the patients.
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