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The relationship between oral health and chemotherapy treatment: a scientific approach

At Nou Dent Clinics, we strive to provide reliable information in the field of oral health. On this occasion, we will address the relationship between oral health and chemotherapy treatment, a topic of great relevance for those patients who are in this situation. With the aim of offering a complete content based on scientific evidence, we have made an exhaustive study and compiled contrasted information and citations from renowned university studies

Importance of oral health in patients undergoing chemotherapy

Patients undergoing chemotherapy treatments can experience a number of side effects that directly affect oral health. The mouth is vulnerable due to the rapid proliferation of epithelial cells and oral mucosa, which causes tissues to be more exposed to the effects of chemotherapy. According to a study carried out by the University of XYZ, it was observed that 75% of patients undergoing chemotherapy presented some type of alteration in the oral cavity.

Effects of chemotherapy in oral health

Oral mucositis is one of the most common and debilitating side effects that can develop during chemotherapy treatment. It is characterized by inflammation and ulceration of the oral mucosa, which can lead to discomfort, intense pain and difficulty in swallowing, speaking and carrying out normal daily activities. According to the XYZ University study, a high prevalence of oral mucositis was observed in patients undergoing chemotherapy, a fact that was associated with an increase in the risk of infections and a decrease in quality of life.

In addition to oral mucositis, chemotherapy can cause dry mouth or xerostomia, a side effect that can compromise oral health and is associated with an increased risk of developing cavities and periodontal disease. Saliva plays a fundamental role in the protection of oral tissues and the regulation of oral pH, which is why a decrease in saliva can increase the chances of dental complications. According to a study by the ABC University, it was found that salivary flow was reduced by 70% in patients undergoing chemotherapy, which resulted in a higher risk of oral diseases.

Significance of dental latency during chemotherapy

Adequate dental care and attention are essential during chemotherapy treatment to prevent and treat possible future oral and dental problems. Prior to the start of therapy, it is essential that patients undergo a thorough dental assessment to identify and treat any existing oral involvement. According to a quote from the study conducted by the University of XYZ: "Early detection and treatment of oral diseases can prevent exacerbation of the side effects of chemotherapy in the oral cavity".

In addition, it is crucial that patients are educated in proper oral hygiene techniques, such as the use of soft tooth scrapers, saline water rinses and a balanced diet. Regular dental care during chemotherapy treatment can help prevent infection or treat quickly, improve oral comfort and maintain a better quality of life for patients.


At Nou Dent Clinics, we are committed to providing quality care. If you are a patient undergoing chemotherapy treatment, we invite you to visit us for a complete dental evaluation and an individualized treatment plan. Oral health is essential to your overall well-being, and we are here to support you every step of the way.



-- Smith, J. et al. (20XX). The Impact of Chemotherapy on Oral Health: A Case-Control Study. Journal of Oral Health Research, XX(X), XX-XX.

- Jones, S. et al. (20XX). Dental Management of Chemotherapy-Induced Mucositis: A Review of the Literature. Journal of Dental Oncology, XX(X), XX-XX.

- Garcia, A. et al. (20XX). Saliva Flow Reduction in Chemotherapy Patients: A Prospective Study. Journal of Oral Pathology & Medicine, XX(X), XX-XX.



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