Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 6, Issue 3 | Review Article | Open Access

Prevention of the Irradiated Patient in Dental Implantology

Hamzaoui S*, Sakout M and Bentahar O

Faculty of Dentistry, Mohammed V University, Morocco

*Correspondance to: Hamzaoui Saloua 

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Patients with orofacial tumors who have received radiotherapy as basic or adjuvant treatment constitute the majority of patients treated in maxillofacial prosthodontics. But the use of implants for a better prosthetic balance and comfort for this type of patient remains a solution to be considered. Indeed, a benefit/risk assessment of the placement of an oral implant must be unavoidable in order to guarantee its integration and avoid treatment failure. After several studies of the risk of osteoradionecrosis, which is the main cause of failure, the prognosis for implants has improved. Nevertheless, before any implant therapy, a pre-implant file should be prepared containing additional information on the modality of radiotherapy in addition to the conventional information. However, the introduction of preventive measures in the irradiated patient who is a candidate for implant prosthesis must be indispensable in order to improve the prognosis of this type of rehabilitation.


Irradiated patient; Preventive measures; Dental implant


Hamzaoui S, Sakout M and Bentahar O. Prevention of the Irradiated Patient in Dental Implantology. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2023; 6(3): 1234..

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