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- habits well they can identify changes in Dental helps and provide input on how.
- best to work with residents they are the first line of defense in recognizing oral .
- health needs any changes in a residents oral health and self-care ability should .
- be reported to the nurse as soon as the changes are observed oral problems are .
- not confined to the teeth and gums they may exist anywhere in and around the .
mouth such as the inner cheeks the roof of the mouth .
- a critical first line of defense in spotting oral health problems here are some .
- signs to look for red or swollen gums bleeding gums cavities unusual lumps and .
- bumps anywhere in the mouth red or white patches or sores that cannot be
- emoved with gauze or do not resolve in two weeks open sores and or pus
- anywhere in the mouth unusual smell difficulty chewing pain when eating or
brushing or changes in eating patterns increased
- and painful sores or signs of tissue irritation under dentures if you observe any
- of these symptoms report them to the attending RN or LPN providing oral care to
- residents with dementia brings its own set of challenges it is important to know
- how to work with this resident population remember that dementia is a
continuum some residents with dementia can be
- Active and willing participants in their own care while others are resistant.
- Some residents with dementia can be frightened if they are approached.
- Suddenly always approach the resident from the front in a gentle and non.
- Threatening way have all brushes toothpaste rinse cups and other materials.
Ready before you approach the resident once you .
- Can give them your distracted attention people with dementia often.
- Understand body language more easily than spoken language smile establish .