Introduction: The Dental Patient

Children with facial anomalies (which have possibly requires correction misaligned teeth) should also be examined by a dentist.

A doctor should always examine the mouth and be able to recognize major pathological changes of the mouth, in particular possible cancers. However, consultation is required with a dentist to both non-malignant changes and patients to evaluate patients with dental problems. Also need patients with xerostomia or unexplained swelling or pain in the mouth, face or neck, a dental examination. Children with facial anomalies (which have possibly requires correction misaligned teeth) should also be examined by a dentist. In FUU (fever of unknown origin) or a systemic infection of unknown cause must be given to a dentogenic disease. A dental examination is advisable before radiation therapy in head and neck area required and before chemotherapy. Common dental diseases, dental emergencies and other dental and oral symptoms, including toothaches are discussed elsewhere in the MSD Manual. This chapter focuses on systemic disease, which manifests itself in the mouth dental anatomy assessment of dental patients Geriatric changes that affect oral health basics geriatrics Resting saliva decreases rarely significant, simply because of aging. Xerostomia or hyposalivation in the elderly is almost always a byproduct of drugs, however, the saliva flow through the sight of food is usually still sufficiently stimulated. Flattened bumps, worn teeth and make chewing Kaumuskelschwäche cumbersome and affect food intake. The function of the periodontal apparatus may deteriorate due to the loss of bone mass (especially of the alveolar processes), dry mouth, thinning of the oral mucosa and lack of coordination of the lips, cheeks and tongue movements. Since their taste buds are less sensitive, the elderly seasoning food sometimes too strong, especially with too much salt (which for some even harmful), or eat very hot to taste more, and burn their often already atrophied oral mucosa. Gum disease and xerostomia promote the development of root caries. Despite age-related changes tooth loss have become so rare thanks to improved dental hygiene that most older people can expect to keep their teeth. Poor nutrition contributes to poor oral health, it affects the general condition. By dental disease (especially periodontal disease) doubles the risk of coronary heart disease. Toothless patients unable to have periodontal disease, because they have no more periodontal, but have probably lost their teeth due to periodontal disease. Aspiration pneumonia can lead to anaerobic organisms and lead to a high mortality rate in periodontitis patients. The development of brain abscesses, a cavernous sinus thrombosis, endocarditis, prosthetic joint infection and unexplained fever and severe bacteremia may have contributed to acute or chronic dental infections.

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