Geriatric Dentistry

Geriatric dentistry is the dentistry which provides dental care to older adults including diagnosis, prevention, management and treatment of problems associated with age related diseases. The mouth is the reflexion of overall health, with the fact that oral health is a vital part of general health. In the elderly population poor oral health is a risk factor for general health problems. Older adults are more open to oral conditions or diseases due to an increase in chronic conditions and physical/mental disabilities. So, the elder persons form a different group in terms of provision of care.

•    Polypharmacy
•    Frail elderly
•    Tooth lose
•    Dry mouth