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Oral Hygiene Associated with Radiation Therapy

General

Radiation treatment to the head/neck region causes bothersome side effects to the mouth. Proper care and hygiene of the mouth are therefore very important for the patient to be able to complete radiation treatment without unnecessary side effects.

Indication

  • Radiation therapy toward the head/neck region.

Goal

  • Prevent side effects from treatment
  • Relieve side effects from treatment
  • Maintain healthy status of teeth and oral mucosa 
  • Promote well-being

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