2018
DOI: 10.5114/jos.2018.85564
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Tooth loss and edentulism among older adults living in urban areas in West Pomerania, NW Poland

Abstract: Introduction: At present, older people are a priority group of World Health Organization (WHO) activities in the field of oral health. In Poland, the age group from 65 to 74 years was first included in epidemiological studies of the dental situation in 1998. Loss of teeth affects oral health, quality of life, and possibly the general health of older people. Objectives: To determine the prevalence and factors associated with tooth loss and edentulism among older people in West Pomerania, NW Poland. Material and… Show more

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“…The prevalence of edentulism, both in Poland and in the northeast region, is gradually decreasing, but still remains one of the highest in Europe [41]. This is most likely due the National Health Fund's failure to finance endodontic treatment of molars and premolars and the lack of refunds for the reconstruction of missing teeth with fixed prosthetic dentures.…”
Section: Edentulismmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…The prevalence of edentulism, both in Poland and in the northeast region, is gradually decreasing, but still remains one of the highest in Europe [41]. This is most likely due the National Health Fund's failure to finance endodontic treatment of molars and premolars and the lack of refunds for the reconstruction of missing teeth with fixed prosthetic dentures.…”
Section: Edentulismmentioning
confidence: 99%