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.
|Number of pages||9|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2006|
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