Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124580
Title:
Oral medicine and the elderly.
Authors:
McCreary, Christine; Ní Ríordáin, Richeal
Affiliation:
Cork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.
Citation:
Oral medicine and the elderly., 38 (1):30-2, 34-6 Dent Update
Journal:
Dental update
Issue Date:
15-Mar-2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/124580
PubMed ID:
21366153
Abstract:
A focus often exists in dental practice on the maintenance and management of the dentition and the periodontium, however, conditions of the oral mucosa and orofacial pain can cause significant problems for older patients. Oral mucosal conditions are more prevalent in older patients and many orofacial pain disorders, such as burning mouth syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia, are more common in patients over the age of 50 years. Although these conditions may not be routinely managed in general practice, identification of these patients in primary care and appropriate referral will lead to more prompt and effective treatment. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Dental practitioners need to be able to identify what is considered to be within the normal physiological limits of the ageing oral tissue and hence what is abnormal and requires further investigation to facilitate appropriate referral.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Aged; Dental Care for Aged; Facial Pain; Humans; Middle Aged; Mouth Diseases; Mouth Mucosa
ISSN:
0305-5000

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorMcCreary, Christineen
dc.contributor.authorNí Ríordáin, Richealen
dc.date.accessioned2011-03-15T13:58:58Z-
dc.date.available2011-03-15T13:58:58Z-
dc.date.issued2011-03-15T13:58:58Z-
dc.identifier.citationOral medicine and the elderly., 38 (1):30-2, 34-6 Dent Updateen
dc.identifier.issn0305-5000-
dc.identifier.pmid21366153-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/124580-
dc.description.abstractA focus often exists in dental practice on the maintenance and management of the dentition and the periodontium, however, conditions of the oral mucosa and orofacial pain can cause significant problems for older patients. Oral mucosal conditions are more prevalent in older patients and many orofacial pain disorders, such as burning mouth syndrome and trigeminal neuralgia, are more common in patients over the age of 50 years. Although these conditions may not be routinely managed in general practice, identification of these patients in primary care and appropriate referral will lead to more prompt and effective treatment. CLINICAL RELEVANCE: Dental practitioners need to be able to identify what is considered to be within the normal physiological limits of the ageing oral tissue and hence what is abnormal and requires further investigation to facilitate appropriate referral.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAged-
dc.subject.meshDental Care for Aged-
dc.subject.meshFacial Pain-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshMiddle Aged-
dc.subject.meshMouth Diseases-
dc.subject.meshMouth Mucosa-
dc.titleOral medicine and the elderly.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentCork University Dental School and Hospital, Wilton, Cork, Ireland.en
dc.identifier.journalDental updateen
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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