Indian Journal of Dental Research

ORIGINAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 700--704

Effects of professional oral hygiene care in patients with head-and-neck cancer during radiotherapy: A randomized clinical trial


Hae-Ok Sohn1, Eun-Young Park2, Yun-Sook Jung3, Eun-Kyoung Lee1, Eun-Kyong Kim4 
1 Department of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University Medical Center, Daegu, Korea
2 Department of Dentistry, Yeungnam University Hospital, Daegu, Korea
3 Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea
4 Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Science and Technology, Kyungpook National University, Sangju, Korea

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Eun-Kyong Kim
2559 Gyeongsangde-ro, Sangju, Gyeongsangbuk-do
Korea

Aim: The aim of this study is to assess the effects of professional oral hygiene care in patients with head-and-neck cancer during radiotherapy, a clinical trial was done. Subjects and Methods: Forty patients were randomly assigned to either the experimental or the control group. For the experimental group, professional oral hygiene care, toothbrushing education, and fluoride varnish application were done once per a week, and for control group, only fluoride varnish application was done once per a week for 8 weeks during radiotherapy. Oral examination including plaque and gingival index was done at baseline and after 8 weeks. Results: The results demonstrated that plaque index was improved in the experimental group, but there was no significant difference between groups (P > 0.05). Plague and gingival status were significantly improved in both groups after 8 weeks compared to those of baseline (P < 0.05). Conclusion: Regular dental visit and professional oral hygiene care during radiotherapy were effective in oral hygiene and health among patients with head-and-neck cancer.


How to cite this article:
Sohn HO, Park EY, Jung YS, Lee EK, Kim EK. Effects of professional oral hygiene care in patients with head-and-neck cancer during radiotherapy: A randomized clinical trial.Indian J Dent Res 2018;29:700-704


How to cite this URL:
Sohn HO, Park EY, Jung YS, Lee EK, Kim EK. Effects of professional oral hygiene care in patients with head-and-neck cancer during radiotherapy: A randomized clinical trial. Indian J Dent Res [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Jul 18 ];29:700-704
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