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MD : Medical Data : medicinska revija = medical review / glavni i odgovorni urednik Dušan Lalošević. - Vol. 1, no. 1 (2009)- . - Zemun : Udruženje za kulturu povezivanja Most Art Jugoslavija ; Novi Sad : Pasterovo društvo, 2009- (Beograd : Scripta Internacional). - 30 cm

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ISSN 1821-1585 = MD. Medical Data
COBISS.SR-ID 158558988





Milan Knezevic1, Gordana Andjelic2, Araceli Gamallo3, Milena Knezevic4

1 Faculty of Medicine and Public Health Sciences ULPGC, Hospital Universitario Insular, Las Palmas, Spain,
2 Instiitute for Medical Research, Military Medical Academy, Belgrade, Serbia,
3 Medical Center Guanarteme Las Palmas, Medicina Interna, Las Palmas, Spain,
4 Milena Knezevic BS, Faculty of Medicine and Public Health Sciences ULPGC, Las Palmas Spain


• The paper was received on 28.10.2015./ Accepted on 15.11.2915.




Menopause is a physiological process typically occurring in the fifth decade of life in women, and involving permanent cessation of menstruation. Menopause is the consequence of hormonal changes that produce a series of general manifestations that have become increasingly important as a result of the increased female life expectancy in the industrialized world; indeed, such manifestations are observed throughout the last third of the female lifetime. However, oral symptoms are also found in addition to the more general manifestations of menopause (i.e., hot flush and psychological alterations). In this sense, an increased incidence of dry mouth (xerostomia), disorders such as lichen planus, benign pemphigoid, Sjogren's syndrome and burning mouth syndrome are observed, as well as a debated rise in the prevalence of periodontal disease.
The dental treatment of such patients involves a series of particularities that should be taken into account, including the use of salivary secretion stimulators or saliva substitutes in cases of hyposialosis. Nevertheless, correct prevention, with good control of bacterial plaque, contributes to reduce the risk of many infections within the oral cavity.





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