Epilepsiás betegek szájállapota és fogorvosi ellátásának szempontjai: Útmutató epilepsiás betegeket gondozó orvosok számára

Translated title of the contribution: Oral health and dental care of patients with epilepsy: A guide for medical personnel involved in the care of epileptic patients

Károlyházy Katalin, Kivovics Péter, Faluhelyi Péter, Fejérdy Pál, Arányi Zsuzsanna

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Abstract

Patients with epilepsy seem to have a poorer dental condition as compared to the healthy population, the explanation of which is complex. Patients with epilepsy take less care of their oral health, preventive dental treatments are being failed; partial and complete edentulousness eventuate sooner because of isolation and lack of initiatives. Good cooperation between neurologist and dentist is very important in this interdisciplinary field, since adequate prosthodontic appliance humanize these patients' quality of life. We have set up a new classification system of patients with epilepsy - considering seizure types, frequency - the involvement of the masticatory system, and patients compliance, that helps dental practicioners in making an adequate treatment plan. We primarily emphasized prosthodontic relations, underlying the differences between epileptic and healthy populations. Our guideline is based on the Fábián-Fejérdy classification system.

Original languageHungarian
Pages (from-to)91-99
Number of pages9
JournalOrvoskepzes
Volume81
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2006

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