Radiation treatment of neoplasms in the gastrointestinal tract is associated with a high frequency of side-effects. In the upper gastrointestinal tract the direct effect of irradiation is erythema, plaque formation, and in severe cases ulceration and bleeding . The injuries are aggravated by the radiation damage to salivary glands and by the secondary decreased salivary flow [4, 8]. The altered salivation is also followed by dental caries. It is obvious that the patients suffer from discomfort in speaking, mastication, and swallowing.
Dental Caries Parotid Gland Aluminum Hydroxide Salivary Flow Tongue Cancer
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