Effect of radiation dose on the prevalence of apical periodontitis—a dosimetric analysis

@article{Hommez2011EffectOR,
  title={Effect of radiation dose on the prevalence of apical periodontitis—a dosimetric analysis},
  author={Geert Hommez and Gert O. De Meerleer and Wilfried De Neve and Roeland J. G. De Moor},
  journal={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2011},
  volume={16},
  pages={1543-1547}
}
The objective of this study is to analyse the effect of the radiation dose of oral radiotherapy for cancer on the presence of apical periodontitis in patients without dental pre-screening or specific preventive measures. All selected patients had been diagnosed with cancer in the head and neck region and presented in the dental clinic post radiotherapy with side effects (mainly radiation caries). The panoramic radiographs of these patients were examined for several parameters, including tooth… CONTINUE READING