J Cancer Prev.  2018 Jun;23(2):77-81. 10.15430/JCP.2018.23.2.77.

Oral Health of Korean Patients With Head and Neck Cancer

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Dental Hygiene, College of Science & Technology, Kyungpook National University, Sangju, Korea. jinha01@naver.com
  • 2Department of Preventive Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Kyungpook National University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Dental Science, Yonsei University Graduate School, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

BACKGROUND
Association between periodontitis and of head and neck carcinoma was suggested. In the present study, we evaluated the oral health status of patients with head and neck carcinoma and analyzed the relationship between cancer characteristics and oral health.
METHODS
Oral health of 40 patients with head and neck carcinoma was examined. Decayed teeth, missing teeth, plaque index, gingival index, and probing depth were measured. Cancer type and site were recorded based on the patients' medical records.
RESULTS
The average age of participants was 60.10 ± 8.99 years, and 35 of participants were male. The decay or missing teeth index was 5.43 ± 5.57, and the plaque index, gingival index, and probing depth were 1.37 ± 1.03, 1.57 ± 0.84, and 4.13 ± 1.45, respectively. These indexes showed no significant difference according to the type or site of cancer (P > 0.05).
CONCLUSIONS
This study showed that there was no correlation between oral health parameters and characteristics of head and neck carcinoma.

Keyword

Oral health; Head and neck cancer; Periodontal diseases

MeSH Terms

Head and Neck Neoplasms*
Head*
Humans
Male
Medical Records
Neck
Oral Health*
Periodontal Diseases
Periodontal Index
Periodontitis
Tooth
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