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Palliative and End of Life Mouth Care

  • Inside the mouth –  Teeth & dentures, crowns, bridges, implants etc. Function, joint problems & opening limitations. Soft tissue health e.g ulcers, fungal infections (thrush), trauma. Comfort, saliva, dry mouth & fresh breath.
  • Health and Wellbeing –   Holistic Oral health.  General health  and wellbeing connections. Maintaining dignity, quality of  life and oral health for social interaction.
  • Oral hygiene – Self care. Carers -Supporting and assisting mouth care. Teeth, gums, tongue and soft tissue care. Denture and appliance care.
  • Diet and Nutrition – Taste for comfort. Hydration. Supplements.  Tube feeding/parenteral nutrition. Nutritional needs in palliative and end of life care.
  • Professional oral care – Relief of pain – teeth, gums, tongue and soft tissues. Monitoring and maintaining function and comfort. Professional support.

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