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Oral findings and health status among elderly Iraqi patients, (aged 65 and above)

Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry

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Title Oral findings and health status among elderly Iraqi patients, (aged 65 and above)
 
Creator Al-Aswad, Fawaz
 
Description Background: The study hypothesis was that elderly patients with many concomitant diseases and drugs would have different oral diseases, thus epidemiological information about their oral health is urgently needed in geriatric dental care for diagnosis treatment and prevention. The aim was to obtain base line information on the prevalence of oral problems and disease in elderly Iraqi patients.
Materials & Method: The study group consisted of 83 (43 males and 40 females) elderly patients, they were examined to evaluate the oral health status.
Results: From 83 patients who verbalized their complaints 72% complained of dry mouth, 42% had burning mouth syndrome and 48% had oral mucosal lesion. The commonest oral finding was denture stomatitis 30%.
Conclusion: This data suggests that there was considerable unmet dental need with significant oral disease in this target group.
 
Publisher College of dentistry/ University of baghdad
 
Date 2013-12-29
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion
Peer-reviewed Article
 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier http://jbcd.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/jbcd/article/view/113
 
Source Journal of Baghdad College of Dentistry; Vol 21 No 1 (2009); 53-56
2311-5270
1680-0087
 
Language eng
 
Relation http://jbcd.uobaghdad.edu.iq/index.php/jbcd/article/view/113/pdf_7
 
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