Physiological Changes in Endodontics
The avarage age in Elders rises as the amount of retained teeth due the success of prohylaxis and advanced dentistry. The rising detnal awareness of the elder patients is often very high. Tooth retention does not only mean a higher qualtiy of life but also has impacts on overall health as it guarentees a better food digestion and, indirectly, a better self-cofidence and participation i nsocial activities. This chapter should provide a short description of the physiological changes in the elder patient as give a strategy, how to decide and process a root canal treatement in elder patients.
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