Poor Oral Health Increases the Physical Pain, Psychological Discomfort and Social Incapacity of Individuals with Oncohaematological Diseases

2021 • Volume 15 • Issue 4

Raquel D’Aquino Garcia Caminha; Dayanne Simões Ferreira Santos; Gabriel de Toledo Telles Araújo; Tamires Daiane da Silva; Cassia Maria Fischer Rubira & Paulo Sérgio da Silva Santos



The objective of this study was to evaluate the relationship between oral health status and its impact on quality of life, and to suggest dental management strategies in patients undergoing antineoplastic therapy for onco-hematological diseases. A retrospective study including 33 individuals (age 9-79 yr) was conducted. It was observed that the dimensions related to physical pain, psychological discomfort, and social incapacity had statistically significant values. The most frequently performed dental treatments were periodontal treatment (45.45 %), dental restoration (36.36 %), tooth extraction (33.33 %), and endodontic treatment (24.24 %). Thus, poor oral health directly affects the quality of life. Dental management should consider the aspects of the disease and antineoplastic treatment while aiming for safe and effective dental care.

KEY WORDS: onco-hematologic disease, quality of life, oral health, OHIP-14.


How to cite this article

CAMINHA, R. D. G.; SANTOS, D. S. F.; ARAÚJO, G. T. T.; DA SILVA, T. D.; RUBIRA, C. M. F. & SANTOS, P. S. S. Poor oral health increases the physical pain, psychological discomfort and social incapacity of individuals with oncohaematological diseases. Int. J. Odontostomat., 15(4):1043-1048, 2021.


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