Radiation therapy is frequently being used for the patient with oral cancer. The survival rate is increasing, due to more effective treatment technique. The question of whether any teeth should be extracted, the mode of therapy and the side effects of radiation like Xerostomia, caries, stomatitis, trismus and osteo-radionecrosis and also post radiation care are discussed.
Holtzhausen, T 
- Medical Univ. of Southern Africa, Pretoria (South Africa). Dept. of Community Dentistry