Introduction: From a medical perspective, the third age involves, apart from the inherent involutive and physiological modifications, the presence, in some patients, of several chronic diseases, usually requiring numerous drug treatments. Also, at local level, a complex oral pathology should be mentioned. Generally, old people are more susceptible to infections manifested at mucous level, such as the respiratory tract and the oral cavity.
Materials and method: The clinical study carried out for the identification of the systemic factors responsible for the occurrence of oral candidosis assessed a group formed of 104 patients, 59 women and 45 men, with ages between 65 and 87 years, stomatologically treated, on request, in the Department of Dental Prosthetics of the Apollonia University of Iasi.
Results and discussion: Evaluation of the general condition of aged people evidenced a chronic and polymorphous polypathology, which negatively influences the organism, reducing the resistance of the oral structures to various types of aggression, by local trophicity, metabolism and reactivity modifications.
Conclusions: The systemic maladies put into evidence involve increased drug intake and, in certain chronic diseases, some new drug treatments in the patients from both groups under investigation.
- mobile prostheses
- oral candidosis
- third age.