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Radiation-related caries assessment through the International Caries Detection and Assessment System and the Post-Radiation Dental Index

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Author(s):
Palmier, Natalia Rangel [1] ; Prado Ribeiro, Ana Carolina [2] ; Fonseca, Jessica Montenegro [1] ; Salvajoli, Joao Victor [3] ; Vargas, Pablo Agustin [1] ; Lopes, Marcio Ajudarte [1] ; Brandao, Thais Bianca [1, 2] ; Santos-Silva, Alan Roger [1]
Total Authors: 8
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas, Piracicaba Dent Sch, Oral Diag Dept, Semiol Area, 901 Av Limeira Areao, BR-13414903 Piracicaba, SP - Brazil
[2] ICESP FMUSP, Inst Canc Estado Sao Paulo, Dent Oncol Serv, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
[3] ICESP FMUSP, Inst Canc Estado Sao Paulo, Radiotherapy Serv, Sao Paulo, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 3
Document type: Journal article
Source: ORAL SURGERY ORAL MEDICINE ORAL PATHOLOGY ORAL RADIOLOGY; v. 124, n. 6, p. 542-547, DEC 2017.
Web of Science Citations: 3
Abstract

Objective. Although radiation-related caries (RRC) are a well-known toxicity of head and neck radiotherapy, a clinical classification system for RRC has not yet been clinically validated. Therefore, the aim of this study was to assess whether the International Caries Detection and Assessment System (ICDAS) and the Post-Radiation Dental Index (PRDI) were viable methods for the assessment of RRC. Study Design. Clinicopathologic data and intraoral digital photographs of 60 patients (833 teeth) affected by RRC were assessed and classified according to the ICDAS and PRDI criteria. Results. A total of 814 (97.7%) teeth presented RRC lesions ranging from early stage to complete tooth destruction. Mean scores for the whole sample were 5 for ICDAS and 3 for PRDI, indicating that RRC were diagnosed predominately in late stages. ICDAS and PRDI criteria underestimate the clinical expressivity of RRC by not including the whole qualitative clinical spectrum of RRC, such as enamel cracks, delamination, dental crown amputation, surface color alterations, and atypical lesions topography (incisal/cuspal caries). Conclusions. ICDAS and PRDI may not be considered viable for the assessment of RRC. The development of a specific clinical classification system is urgently needed to help clinicians recognize the peculiar patterns of RRC, particularly in incipient cases. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 12/06138-1 - A prospective study of radiation-induced trismus in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma
Grantee:Ana Carolina Prado Ribeiro e Silva
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 13/18402-8 - Evaluation of the direct effects of radiation on the enamel, dentin and dental pulp of head and neck cancer patients
Grantee:Alan Roger dos Santos Silva
Support type: Regular Research Grants