» Elder Care with Oral Cancer, Brazil,2009 .


  • Clinical Challenges in the Treatment of Patients Dental Aging

    Clinical Challenges in the Treatment of Patients Dental Aging
    The dental professionals are seeing an increasing number of very elderly patients in their practices , which requires them to take account of certain age-related problems that can affect dental treatment.
  • Cosmetic Dental Restoration

    Cosmetic Dental Restoration
    It is a science and an art that not only should be returned to the teeth affected its function but also how, being then the aesthetics, art is a vital part in dentistry.
  • Crowns and Bridge:

    Are an alternative dental restoration techniques, allowing repair or replace damaged teeth or missing teeth,
  • Dental Approach to the Elderly Patient:

    Dental Approach to the Elderly Patient:
    Dental Approach to the Elderly Patient: Dra. Jéssica Gazel Bonilla Odontóloga Geriatra Universidad Federal de Paraná, Brasil, 2009. Dental Approach to the Elderly Patient: Dental [...]

    A dental implant is a wonderful bit of dental technology. It is an artificial root –like a small post or screw- inserted into your upper or lower jaw bone that provides a solid foundation on which you can place porcelain crowns, bridges ordentures.
  • Dental Inlays

    Dental Inlays
    Dental inlays and onlays are restorations used to repair rear teeth that have mild to moderate decay.
  • Dentures (Full and Partial):

    Dentures (Full and Partial):
    It is an artificial element of restoring the anatomy and function of one or more teeth...
  • Endodontic:

    Is the dental treatment is the removal of diseased nerve of the tooth and filling the space occupied by the nerve with a synthetic material.
  • Extractions and minor Surgery:

    The removal or tooth extraction is the surgical procedure is performed more frequently in oral surgery.
  • Fixed prostheses on dental implants and prosthetics

    Fixed prostheses on dental implants and prosthetics
    There are basically two types of prostheses on implants: Fixed prostheses on dental implants Removable dentures on dental implants
  • Oral self-examination to prevent Oral Cancer.

    Oral self-examination to prevent Oral Cancer.
    Let's clear something from the beginning, that the oral cancer develops in an anatomical area where it can be diagnosed early, and controlled in a high percentage of cases.
  • Oral Surgery

    Oral surgery is the oldest specialty of dentistry. It is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases, injuries and defects of the teeth of the jaws and adjacent soft tissues requiring surgical intervention.
  • Orthodontics

    To get tooth alignment, in situations of overcrowding, prevent cavities and gum problems, a lower retention of food and hygiene easier.
  • Periodontal Surgery

    Periodontal Surgery
    Is to remove localized deposits of bacteria in deep areas that can only be accessed by surgery and create favorable conditions to establish a proper hygienic measures.
  • Periodontics (Gums and Teeth Cleaning)

    Periodontics (Gums and Teeth Cleaning)
    Study the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions have to affect the tissues that give support to the tooth
  • Porcelain Veneers

    Porcelain Veneers
    Also called facets ceramic or laminate fronts - as well as crowns, are used in the treatment of dental aesthetic precision (or cosmetic dentistry)
  • The Attachments Prostheses

    The attachments or joint prostheses consist of a fixed prosthesis and a removable prosthesis metal...
  • The Flexible Prosthetic

    The Flexible Prosthetic
    The flexible prosthetic marks a new era as a removable prosthesis is concerned.
  • The Pemovable Partial Denture

    The Pemovable Partial Denture
    The metal dentures, also known as skeletal dentomucosoportadas are partial dentures. That is, they hold both in the teeth as in the mucosa, and is performed when the patient still retains some of your natural teeth.
  • Tooth Whitening

    Tooth Whitening
    Clinical procedures are conservative in the field of therapeutic dental bleaching.
Elder Care with Oral Cancer, Brazil,2009 .

Elder Care with Oral Cancer, Brazil,2009 .

Preoperative Dental Care in Older Adults with Oral Cancer.

Elder Care with Oral Cancer


Dr. Jessica Bonilla Gazel
General Dentist, Universidad Latina de Costa Rica, Odontogeriatría Specialist, Federal University of Parana, Brazil

Dr. José Miguel Amenábar-Cespedes
Assistant Professor Counselor – UFPR, Professor Specialization Course Odontogeriatría – Federal University of Paraná

The increase in life expectancy as a result has brought an increase in the number of people aged over 60 years, with those above this age have a higher risk for developing cancer. The oral cancer is a disease characterized by uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells that exhibit aggressive behavior and uncontrollable. The dental treatment before the cancer should be as objective the removal of infected farms active, as well as the identification and removal of potential risk factors for the onset of complications such as oral mucositis and Osteoradionecrosis. The dental evaluation should be made in advance to treatment. The severity of complications in patients with oral cancer can be reduced significantly when we started a strategy for maintaining oral hygiene. The treatment of teeth with prognosis uncertain, as injuries or fractures of caries, periodontal or endodontic involvement, tooth extractions and surgeries to be performed at least three weeks before the start of radiotherapy. Prevention would be the removal of the biofilm, topical application of fluoride, an indication of antiseptics, antifungal oral cavity, an indication of physical therapy for prevention of trismus for prevention and treatment of mucositis, as the use of ice and low-intensity laser. The participation of dental specialist in geriatric with knowledge and skills in the treatment of elderly patients with cancer may reduce the risk of dental complications improving the quality of life of patients. The goal of this literature review is to describe the participation of dental surgeons in caring for elderly patients to be subjected to radiation.

KEY WORDS: Oral complications, cancer of head and neck, radiotherapy.

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