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Kamble V.B.,Crown College | Kumar M.,Speciality Dental Clinic | Panigrahi D.,Mansarovar Dental College and Hospital
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2013

When geriatric patients with maxillofacial defects are handled, the clinician must be confident of addressing and managing the psy-chology of these patients. It is also required that the clinician must understand and be sensitive to the medical and financial states of geriatric patients. The loss of an eye has a far-reaching impact on an individual's psychology and an immediate replacement is neces-sary to promote the physical and psychological healing of the pa-tient and to improve his/her social acceptance. Special approaches and treatment goals are considered while treating geriatric patients with ocular defects and special consideration is given to the ap-pointment length, the number of appointments and their medical and financial statuses. This article presents the prosthetic rehabili-tation of a geriatric patient with an ocular defect, with a customized stock ocular prosthesis, by using a minimal intervention geriatric approach.

Sheetal A.,Mansarovar Dental College and Hospital | Hiremath V.K.,Mansarovar Dental College and Hospital | Patil A.G.,Mansarovar Dental College and Hospital | Sajjansetty S.,JKK Nataraja Dental College and Hospital | Sheetal Kumar R.,Mansarovar Dental College and Hospital
Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research | Year: 2013

Malnutrition affects the oral health and a poor oral health in turn, may lead to malnutrition. This interdependent relationship sees good nutritional health, thus promoting good oral health and vice versa. Malnutrition may alter the homeostasis, which can lead to disease progression of the oral cavity, reduce the resistance to the microbial biofilm and reduce the capacity of tissue healing. It may even affect the development of the oral cavity. Protein-energy malnutrition occurs when there is a deficiency of protein, energy foods or both, which are relative to a body's need. Studies have suggested that enamel hypoplasia, salivary gland hypofunction and saliva compositional changes may be the mechanisms through which the malnutrition is associated with caries, while an altered eruption timing may create a challenge in the analysis of the age specific caries rates. This paper gives an insight on the relationship of the malnutrition and the protein-energy malnutrition with the oral health status.

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