00048 Impaired dentition

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00048 Impaired dentition

Definition of the NANDA label

Alteration of the eruption or development patterns of the teeth or the structural integrity of the teeth.

Disruption in tooth development/eruption pattern or structural integrity of individual teeth.

Defining characteristics

• Halitosis.
• Discoloration of tooth enamel.
• Caries in the crown or roots.
• Excess plaque.
• Dental pain.
• Teeth that move.
• Excessive calculations.
• Incomplete eruption for age (it can be from baby teeth or permanent teeth).
• Bad occlusion or dental misalignment.
• Premature loss of baby teeth.
• Worn teeth.
• Dental fractures.
• Total or partial lack of teeth.
• Erosion of enamel.
• Asymmetric facial expression.

Related factors

• Ineffective oral hygiene, sensitivity to heat or cold.
• Barriers to self-care.
• Nutritional deficits.
• Diet habits.
• Excessive contribution of fluorinated substances.
• Persistent use of tobacco, coffee, tea, or red wine.
• Lack of knowledge about dental health.
• Use of excessively abrasive cleaning agents.
• Economic barriers or access to professional care.
• Genetic predisposition.
• Prescription of certain medications.
• Premature loss of milk teeth.
• Chronic vomiting.
• Bruxism.

At risk population

• Economically disadvantaged
• Genetic predisposition

Associated condition

• Bruxism
• Chronic vomiting
• Oral temperature sensitivity
• Pharmaceutical agent

NOC

• Personal care: oral hygiene.
• Oral health.

NIC

• Maintenance of oral health.
• Restoration of oral health.

This diagnosis will retire from the NANDA-I Taxonomy in the 2021-2023 edition unless additional work is completed to bring it up to a level of evidence 2.1 or higher.

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