Medline ® Abstract for Reference 5
of 'Oral toxicity associated with chemotherapy'
Dental care for patients receiving chemotherapy.
DePaola LG, Peterson DE, Overholser CD Jr, Suzuki JB, Minah GE, Williams LT, Stansbury DM, Niehaus CS
J Am Dent Assoc. 1986;112(2):198.
Common oral complications of chemotherapy include mucositis, infections secondary to profound bone marrow aplasia, and gingival bleeding. Mucositis and infections were treated with appropriate antibiotic therapy; a symptomatic tooth was extracted before chemotherapy was begun. Transfusions were performed to obtain adequate platelet levels. A regimen of ticarcillin disodium and gentamicin sulfate is recommended for antibiotic prophylaxis for selected dental procedures.