Stomatitis (Oral Mucositis) Clinical Trial
Low Level Laser Therapy Versus Benzydamin in Prevention and Treatment of Oral Mucositis Induced by Anticancer Treatments (Clinical and Biochemical Study)
A prospective study will be conducted at the Department of Oral Medicine, Periodontology, Diagnosis and Oral Radiology Faculty of Dental Medicine, Assiut branch Al-Azhar University. Patients with head and neck cancer under RT, CT treatment participated in this study were selected from South Egypt Cancer Institute. During clinical examination the medical history of the patient will be recorded. Data related to base illness, type and stage of RT treatment, association or not to chemotherapy will be collected during the whole treatment. After clinical examination, the patients will receive a kit containing toothbrush, dentifrice, and subsequent oral hygiene instruction. Then the patients will be classified into 3 groups as follow: Group I (control group): the patients will be treated by using oral care only and evaluation will be done before cancer treatment and weekly till the treatment completed. Group II: the patients will be treated by using 0.15% bezaydamine hydrochloride. All patients were advised to rinse 15 mL of the solution benzydamine for 2 min, four to eight times daily before and during, and for 2 weeks after completion of cancer therapy. Group III: the patients will be treated by using a low-level laser therapy, the irradiations will be done three times a week using low power laser with a wavelength of 870 nm. The irradiation mode will be punctual and in contact, perpendicular to the oral mucosa.