Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaws after Radiotherapy Treatment in Head and Neck Area


  • Marcel Riznic University Hospital of Louis Pasteur, Rastislavova 43, Košice, Slovakia
  • Juliana Göbl


osteoradionecrosis, radiotherapy, antibiotics, oncological disease, wound healing, oral surgery, oral medicine


Although it can be stated that the incidence of osteoradionecrosis of the jaws (ORNJ) in the last reported period decreases, the therapy of this diagnosis has a considerably more complicated continuance as with bisphosphonates osteonecrosis (BON). Oral findings are extensive, not only alveolar bones of jaws are affected by radiation, but also oral mucosa and salivary glands, resulting to a significant mucositis and xerostomia. Research in dental and oral surgery often involves materials and procedures which are capable of improving clinical outcomes in terms of percentages of success. The goal of this research was to find a treatment approach which could reduce bleeding, promote effective bone regeneration and rapid soft-tissue healing by employing resources which are easy to use at a modest cost. Patients in our study were divided into three categories: patients with newly diagnosed cancer waiting for treatment, patients after radiotherapy without signs of osteonecrosis and patients with fully developed osteoradionecrosis of jaws.


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Riznic, M., & Göbl, J. (2015). Osteoradionecrosis of the Jaws after Radiotherapy Treatment in Head and Neck Area. American Scientific Research Journal for Engineering, Technology, and Sciences, 12(1), 212–221. Retrieved from https://asrjetsjournal.org/index.php/American_Scientific_Journal/article/view/880