Romanian Journal of Medical and Dental Education Volum 9 Issue 3, 2020 UPDATE REGARDING ORAL AND PERIODONTAL CARE FOR THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT DURING CHEMOTHERAPY. A REVIEW.

UPDATE REGARDING ORAL AND PERIODONTAL CARE FOR THE ONCOLOGY PATIENT DURING CHEMOTHERAPY. A REVIEW.

Diana-Cristala Kappenberg-Nitescu, Maria-Alexandra Martu, Liliana Pasarin, Ionut Luchian, Irina-Georgeta Sufaru, Ioana Sioustis, Marius-Cristian Martu, Alexandru Flondor, Sorina-Mihaela Solomon

Abstract

Oral infections and periodontal disease may be exacerbated during chemotherapy and represent an important risk due to the neutropenia that many of the patients develop during treatment. The main objectives of oral care during immunosuppression periods are maintaining the oral health status, evaluating and treating any side effects that may occur during chemotherapy and patient education regarding the importance of maintaining good oral hygiene in minimalizing the risk of oral complications and discomfort during the chemotherapy treatment. The aim of this study is to revise the means of treatment and prevention of the adverse effects of chemotherapy in oncology patients.

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