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Dent. J. 2018, 6(4), 64; https://doi.org/10.3390/dj6040064

Photobiomodulation Therapy in the Treatment of Oral Mucositis, Dysgeusia and Oral Dryness as Side-Effects of Head and Neck Radiotherapy in a Cancer Patient: A Case Report

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Department of Dental Science, Faculty of Medicine, University of Liège, 4000Liège, Belgium
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Department of Hematology and Oncology, Hammoud Hospital University Medical Centre,652Saida, Lebanon
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Department of Endodontics, Faculty of dental medicine, University Saint Joseph, Beirut 1107 2050, Lebanon
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Received: 29 September 2018 / Revised: 5 November 2018 / Accepted: 7 November 2018 / Published: 10 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Photobiomodulation)
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Abstract

Successful management of oral mucositis, dysgeusia and oral dryness was made with fivesessions of photobiomodulation. The severity of oral mucositis was measured according to the World Health Organization scale for the assessment of oral mucositis. Dysgeusia testing was performed according to the International Standards Organization (ISO). For the assessment of oral dryness or hyposalivation, quantity of the total resting and stimulated saliva (Q-sal, mL/min) was measured.Photobiomodulation parameters, applications, and treatment protocol used were suggested by an international multidisciplinary panel of clinicians and researchers with expertise in the area of supportive care in cancer and/or PBM clinical application and dosimetry. This case report confirms the effectiveness of photobiomodulation therapy in the management of oral mucositis, dysgeusia, and oral dryness.
Keywords: Photobiomodulation, low-level laser therapy, dysgeusia, oral mucositis, oral dryness, hyposalivation, cancer. Photobiomodulation, low-level laser therapy, dysgeusia, oral mucositis, oral dryness, hyposalivation, cancer.
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Mobadder, M.E.; Farhat, F.; Mobadder, W.E.; Nammour, S. Photobiomodulation Therapy in the Treatment of Oral Mucositis, Dysgeusia and Oral Dryness as Side-Effects of Head and Neck Radiotherapy in a Cancer Patient: A Case Report. Dent. J. 2018, 6, 64.

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