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Systemic Diseases and Oral Health of the Aged Patient

  • Guillaume Campard
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Abstract

Preservation of adequate masticatory function in the aging population can provide significant benefits such as infection control and nutrition to elderly patients’ overall health. It is now understood that oral health and systemic conditions are closely related, and the two may be mutually dependent and reciprocal. A persistent inflammatory state is a challenge to the body that has been proven to correlate periodontal disease with systemic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. In turn, reduction of such inflammation can be beneficial to both oral health and systemic conditions. This chapter summarizes the scientific evidence supporting the close relationship between oral and systemic well-being.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Guillaume Campard
    • 1
  1. 1.Periodontics Harward University Boston (MA), Hospital Assistant Prevention UFR Medicine and UFR OdontologyNantesFrance

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