Cristina-Angela Ghiorghe, Mihaela Salceanu, Claudiu Topoliceanu, Elena Luca, Codrina Ancuța, Cristina Iordache
The aim of this study was to determine if cervical-facial radiotherapy can influence the carious disease indices in relation to duration, total dose and session’s number. Materials and method The study group included 18 patients following cervical-facial radiotherapy for oro-maxillo-facial cancers (6 females, 12 males, age 45-70). The radiotherapy was performed with a dose 200cGy per session, 50Gy total dose, 30 number sessions, sessions duration 7 minutes. The clinical examen and paraclinical tests were performed on all patients included in study. DMFS, RFR, RFS, pH were determined. The results show a positive correlation between DMFS, RFS, radiation dose and number of radiotherapy sessions. Negative correlation was observed between RFR, salivary pH and the radiotherapy sessions duration. Conclusions The patients following cervical-facial radiotherapy present xerostomia and constitute a high cariogenic risk group.
Key words: DMFS, RFR, RFS, pH, cervicofacial radiotherapy