Management of oropharyngeal mucositis pain.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Texas dental journal, Volume 127, Issue 5, p.463-81 (2010)


2010, Analgesics, Opioid, Antineoplastic Agents, Center-Authored Paper, Clinical Research Division, Cranial Irradiation, Facial Pain, Head and Neck Neoplasms, Humans, Mucositis, Oral Hygiene, Oropharynx, Preoperative Care, Stomatitis


Effective pain control for mucositis requires constant attention and willingness on the part of managing clinicians to evaluate and adapt pain-relieving strategies throughout the period of risk for oral mucositis. By utilizing the principles of an individualized, tiered approach to pain management that addresses the multidimensional components of a patient's pain, maximum comfort can be consistently provided while reducing the risk for side effects.