Chapter 24. Mouth and Dental Disorders

  1. Stephen Jackson Professor of Geriatric Medicine3,
  2. Paul Jansen4 and
  3. Arduino Mangoni5
  1. Cees de Baat1 and
  2. Isaac van der Waal2

Published Online: 2 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch24

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

Prescribing for Elderly Patients

How to Cite

de Baat, C. and van der Waal, I. (2009) Mouth and Dental Disorders, in Prescribing for Elderly Patients (eds S. Jackson, P. Jansen and A. Mangoni), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470017975.ch24

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Department of Clinical Gerontology, King's College Hospital, London, UK

  2. 4

    Department of Geriatric Medicine, University Medical Centre Utrecht, Utrecht, The Netherlands

  3. 5

    Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Flinders University, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, Australia

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Oral Function and Prosthetic Dentistry, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen, The Netherlands

  2. 2

    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery/Oral Pathology, Vrije Universiteit Medical Centre, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 MAY 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470024287

Online ISBN: 9780470017975



  • mouth and dental disorders;
  • supragingival plaque - facultative streptococcus and actinomyces species;
  • periodontal disease;
  • xerostomia and hyposalivation;
  • oral candidiasis - common opportunistic infection;
  • candida - normal commensal in oral cavity;
  • burning mouth syndrome;
  • episodes of aphthous ulcers - observed in coeliac disease;
  • recurrent aphthous stomatitis


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Periodontal disease

  • Dental caries

  • Odontogenic infections

  • Alveolar osteitis

  • Xerostomia and hyposalivation

  • Candidiasis

  • Angular cheilitis

  • Denture stomatitis

  • Burning mouth syndrome

  • Recurrent aphthous stomatitis

  • Recurrent herpes simplex

  • Oral lichen planus