Root caries among institutionalized elderly

Petrovski, Mihajlo and Ivanovski, Kiro and Minovska, Ana and Terzieva, Olivera (2016) Root caries among institutionalized elderly. In: 21st Congress of BaSS, 12-15 May 2016, Banja Luka, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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Background-cervical caries or root caries is one of the most common types of caries among the elderly, especially among the institutionalized elderly. Due process of apical migration of epithelial attachment and present gingival recession, primary site of this type of caries occurrence is cervical region. Goal- to determine the prevalence of cervical caries among institutionalized elderly. Material and method- this research was conducted in the "Mother Teresa" department, within the PHI Gerontology Institute "XIII- th of November" Skopje. All of the institutionalized persons (total number - 73 subjects) older than 65 years were examined. Clinical examination was performed and the prevalence of root caries among respondents was determined. Results- The research indicates that the examined institutionalized people older than 65 years in which there were natural teeth, prevalence of root caries was 54.05%. The average number of root caries defects was 1,16 ± 1,4. Among the overall examined population the presence of root caries of teeth was 26.03%. Root caries is more common in the lower jaw (the frontal teeth mostly - 34.14%) than on the upper jaw. According to the processed data in this examination tooth which is usually encompassed from root caries is left lower canine. In only one patient (1.74% of the) was observed definitive restoration of the root caries. Conclusion- institutionalized elderly showed a high prevalence of root caries, with only a low number of carious lesions which are repaired with definitive filling.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Basic medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Ana Minovska
Date Deposited: 29 Dec 2016 11:21
Last Modified: 29 Dec 2016 11:21

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