radiation caries


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.

ra·di·a·tion car·ies

caries of the cervical regions of the teeth, incisal edges, and cusp tips secondary to xerostomia induced by radiation therapy to the head and neck.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

ra·di·a·tion car·ies

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn kar'ēz)
Decay of the cervical regions of the teeth, incisal edges, and cusp tips due to decreased saliva production (xerostomia) induced by radiation therapy to the head and neck.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ra·di·a·tion car·ies

(rā'dē-ā'shŭn kar'ēz)
Caries of cervical regions of teeth, incisal edges, and cusp tips due to xerostomia induced by radiation therapy.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Radiation doses of 30-50 Gy, which corresponded with the 15th-25th day of radiotherapy (excluding weekends), could be the key doses and time points over which measures for preventing radiation caries should be applied.
The use of fluoride and chlorhexidine for the prevention of radiation caries. J Am Dent Assoc 1985;104:164-70.