Geriatric Dentistry

Geriatric dentistry is the distribution of dental care to older adults connecting analysis, deterrence, organization and action of problems related with age related diseases. The mouth is referred to as a mirror of overall health, supporting that oral health is an essential part of general health. In the elderly population poor oral health has been careful a risk factor for general health problems. Older adults are more vulnerable to oral conditions or diseases due to a surge in chronic conditions and physical/mental incapacities. Thus, the elderly form a separate group in terms of delivery of care.