International Journal of Dentistry / 2018 / Article / Tab 2

Research Article

Variation of Energy in Photobiomodulation for the Control of Radiotherapy-Induced Oral Mucositis: A Clinical Study in Head and Neck Cancer Patients

Table 2

Classification of oral mucositis (adapted from WHO [17]).

ScoreSeverityTypical manifestation

0NoneNone (no signs or symptoms).
1MildOral soreness and erythema.
2ModerateOral erythema and ulcers, both solid and liquid diets tolerated.
3SevereOral ulcers, requires liquid diet only.
4Life-threateningOral alimentation not possible.