edentulous


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edentulous

[ē′den·chə·ləs]
(vertebrate zoology)
Having no teeth; especially, having lost teeth that were present.
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The ADA does not have a specific protocol for edentulous patients.
Among 2008 recruits, only 17% required any fixed pros care, none were completely edentulous, and no removable partial dentures were indicated (Table 8).
latero-lateral mandible edentulous without prosthesis.
Conclusion: It is evident that by regularly reducing the periopathogenic flora in the oral cavity and by instigating a potent antibiotic therapy at an early stage of any potential infection, patients with PLS are not predestined to be edentulous in the permanent dentition.
According to NCHS health examination surveys, the fraction of edentulous senior citizens declined from about 50 percent in 1960-62 to about 30 percent in 2000.
And dental health is much better in Sweden than in Canada or New Zealand; the percentage of the over-65 population that is edentulous (without teeth) in Sweden is approximately one-third of that in New Zealand and less than half of that in Canada.
Even with his edentulous (toothless) jaws, he was now able to undertake a small amount of mastication.
One of the most common is oral denture stomatitis, a Candida infection of the oral mucosa promoted by a close-fitting upper denture present in 65% of edentulous persons (5,8).
By not including edentulous patients (those without teeth), did they not actually omit those with probably the worst periodontal disease?
population aged 65 and older who are edentulous (have no teeth) is about 33 percent, according to Oral Health in America: A Report of the Surgeon General, issued in 2000.
Product marketer/R&D jockey (PMRD): We've invited you here because we're looking for a product that we can obtain an exclusive on, with human clinical trials and some real IP, not the edentulous type.
From the remaining group, we excluded 1,721 persons who were edentulous or had < 6 natural teeth, and we excluded 1,903 additional individuals who did not have complete periodontal exam information.