Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life in Geriatric Patients: A Narrative Review

  • Anshika Khare
  • Ankita Gupta

Abstract

An oral cavity is an imperative part of our body, which has a noteworthy role in chewing, swallowing, speech, nutritional status, facial expression as well as self-reliance. Thus, oral health significantly related to the quality of life. Geriatric patients make a significant group of our community have a high prevalence of oral diseases including root caries, periodontal problems, edentulousness, dry mouth etc. Dental needs of geriatric patients are a very sensitive issue due to its critical management that requires an understanding of medical as well as dental aspects of aging. Therefore, this review aims to assess oral health-related quality of life among the geriatric population and the data obtained from the published articles, books and online manuals.

Keywords: Oral health, Geriatric, Quality of life
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Khare, A., & Gupta, A. (2019). Oral Health-Related Quality Of Life in Geriatric Patients: A Narrative Review. Indian Journal of Dental and Oral Health, 2(4), 30-32. Retrieved from https://atharvapub.net/IJDOH/article/view/1346
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