DENTAL AND ORAL PROBLEMS

Consensus-based recommendation for surveillance of dental and oral problems a, b, c

This page is part of the PanCare follow-up recommendations for surveillance of late effects. Click here, for more information on these recommendations.

Who is at risk for and should be aware of dental and oral problems?

CAYA cancer survivors

  • treated with radiotherapy to a volume exposing the oral cavity or salivary glands, including TBI
  • treated with allogeneic HSCT
  • treated with chemotherapy

What dental and oral problems might occur?

  • Dental caries
  • Dental developmental problems d
  • Xerostomia
  • Periodontal disease

What should be done if abnormalities are identified?

  • Refer to specialist dental care or orthodontist if there are significant dental problems related to previous treatment

a Further recommendations regarding dental hygiene and exams are specified in the Consensus-based recommendation for health promotion.

b Further recommendations regarding craniofacial growth problems are specified in the Consensus-based recommendation for surveillance of craniofacial growth problems.

c Further recommendations regarding oral cancer are specified in the Consensus-based recommendation for surveillance of subsequent neoplasms.

d Especially if treated at a young age or having experienced a poor nutritional condition