Thank you for your question Dr Saranga Yapa. This is a very interesting subject.
There are two very good lectures on DentinalTubules that will help you understand this more. These lectures were provided by Dr Regina Meriscke-Stern and filmed from the BSRD conference in 2014.
The first one provides information of managing the failing dentition in the elderly patient. You can view that lecture by clicking here
This lecture covers all these aims and objectives:
Aims and Objectives
- Understand the choices for treatment and what would influence the treatment decisions for the clinicians.
- Understand the impact, benefits and risks of retaining teeth on the long-term health and social impact for the elderly patient.
- Understanding ecological changes in the mouths of elderly patients
- Understand and view clinical case examples for management of the failing dentition in the elderly patient
Infact, here is a preview for you to watch