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IP Annals of Prosthodontics and Restorative Dentistry


Prosthodontic stents - A bulwark against radiation


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Author Details : Farhat Jabeen, Rajeev Gupta, Aman K Angra, Nitin Sharma, Mrinal Jindal

Volume : 4, Issue : 2, Year : 2018

Article Page : 38-43


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Abstract

As oral malignancies are getting common day by day. Radiotherapy is the prime treatment in most of the case. Unfortunately, these therapies affect the healthy tissue mostly due to lack of any shield. It cannot focus on the tumor or defect most of the time. And also for dentist’s it creates hurdle while performing other dental treatment. This article explains few methods and techniques which includes splints and shield to cover, displace and position tissues in an effort to minimize postradiation morbidity. These stents and shiels are usually made of acrylic resins and used prior to radiotherapy. It also awares us about the collaboration of a head and neck specialist and a prosthodontist to save the healthy tissue without any hurdle.

Keywords: Prosthodontic stents, Radiotherapy, Positioning stents, Radiation protection stents, Acrylic stents.

Doi : 10.18231/2581-480X.2018.0012

How to cite : Jabeen F, Gupta R, Angra A K, Sharma N, Jindal M, Prosthodontic stents - A bulwark against radiation. IP Ann Prosthodont Restor Dent 2018;4(2):38-43

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