publication . Article . 2017

An evaluation of prosthetic status and treatment needs among institutionalized elderly individuals of Delhi, India

  • Published: 01 Mar 2017
Context: Oral health is essential for elderly person's general health and well-being. The most common oral problem in elderly is tooth loss which results due to periodontal diseases and caries. Prosthetic status is very important as it is related to dietary intake and maintaining nutritional status. Hence, to promote the oral health of the elderly, we need to know their prosthetic status and need. Aims: The aim of this study is to find the prosthetic status and need of 65–74 years old elderly residing in old age homes of Delhi, India. Settings and Design: A cross-sectional study was conducted among a total of 464 residents of 20 old age homes of Delhi, India. Ma...
free text keywords: Treatment need, Statistical analysis, Prosthesis, medicine.medical_treatment, medicine, Gerontology, Oral health, Removable dentures, Health organization, General health, Tooth loss, medicine.symptom, business.industry, business, Elderly, prosthetic needs, prosthetic status, Dentistry, RK1-715
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