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IP Indian Journal of Conservative and Endodontics


Oral health considerations in geriatric patients -A review


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Article Type : Review Article

Author Details: Sheetal Ghivari*

Volume : 4

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2581-8988

Print ISSN : 2581-9534

Article First Page : 83

Article End Page : 85


Abstract

Oral health is closely related to general health which needs special attention in elderly patients. In order to provide health care to elderly patients understanding their mental, physical and psychosocial needs is very important. In due course of old age many physiologic changes takes place in many organs of the body including teeth. Considering the oral changes the treatment strategies for elderly patients need to be modified. A thorough counseling is required to bring the change in their thought process that tooth loss is part of ageing process.

Keywords: Elderly, Oral health, Tooth loss.

Doi :-https://doi.org/10.18231/j.ijce.2019.019