Iatrogenic Damage to the Periodontium Caused by Radiation and Radiotherapy
Najeeb Kassim 1, *, Syed Sirajuddin 2, Shriparna Biswas 2, Syed Rafiuddin 3, Ashwini Apine 2
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
Issue: Suppl 1: M2
First Page: 182
Last Page: 186
Publisher Id: TODENTJ-9-182
Article History:Received Date: 22/12/2014
Revision Received Date: 4/3/2015
Acceptance Date: 10/3/2015
Electronic publication date: 26/6/2015
Collection year: 2015
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The radio-sensitivity of a tissue or organ is measured by its response to irradiation. Loss of moderate numbers of cells does not affect the function of most organs. However, with loss of large numbers of cells, all affected organisms display a clinical result. The severity of this change depends on the dosage and thus the extent of cell loss. Moderate doses to a localized area may lead to repairable damage. Comparable doses to a whole organism may result in death from damage to the most sensitive systems in the body.