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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 68-73

Management of oral mucositis caused by radiotherapy – A comprehensive review

Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KAHERS KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Belagavi, Karnataka, India

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Dr. Manisha Singh
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, KAHERS KLE VK Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehru Nagar, Belagavi, Karnatakam
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/srmjrds.srmjrds_31_22

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Oral cancer is the malignant neoplasm involving the oral cavity. The treatment of oral cancer is surgery, radiotherapy, and adjuvant chemotherapy. Oral mucositis is the most common side effect when radiotherapy treatment for oral cancer is indicated. High.grade oral mucositis results in the delay of the radiotherapy treatment and increases the cost of maintenance. The preventive measures for radiation.induced mucositis include maintaining oral hygiene, treatment of xerostomia, diet modifications, and low.level laser therapy. This article provides a guide for the practicing oncologists about the current treatment, advances in treatment, and alternative medicine for improving radiation.induced mucositis.

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