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The Economic Impact of Dental Diseases and Remedies on Overcoming the Burden

Palipana, P.D.


Dental diseases are common, and the management of these diseases is costly. This creates an enormous impact on the economy. This counts the burden on the patient and the immediate family. The productivity of the population is significantly affected by dental diseases. Nevertheless, most of these dental diseases are preventable. Thus, it is important to concentrate on measures needed to prevent dental diseases which will minimize a major share of the expenditure incurred on treatment. In addition to prevention, early detection of dental diseases also helps in minimizing the cost by instituting simple less expensive treatment protocols.


KEYWORDS: Economic impact, Dental disease, Periodontal disease, Dental caries, Oral cancer