Analysis of endodontic therapy in patients irradiated for head and neck cancer Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • The outcome of endodontic therapy in 16 patients irradiated for head and neck cancer was studied. Thirty-five postradiation endodontically treated teeth (54 roots) were included in the study. The follow-up period ranged from 6 months to 54 months. At the time of last follow-up, 46 of 54 roots were being maintained. No osteoradionecroses were seen in association with teeth that had been endodontically treated. From this review, it is clear that endodontic therapy is a viable method of treating diseased teeth in patients irradiated for oral neoplasms.

author list (cited authors)

  • Seto, B. G., Beumer, J., Kagawa, T., Klokkevold, P., & Wolinsky, L.

citation count

  • 19

publication date

  • November 1985