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Prevalence of Oral Lesions Associated with Chewing Habits in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka, India

*, Maharjan Iccha Kumar and *, Sumanth KN and Ongole, Ravikiran and *, Joshi Ujjwal (2014) Prevalence of Oral Lesions Associated with Chewing Habits in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka, India. Indian Journal of Contemporary Dentistry, 2 (2). pp. 56-61.

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to assess the prevalence of various types ofmucosal lesions associated with different forms of arecanut/tobacco chewinghabits. Material and Method The study was carried out by examining 640 patients with chewing habithistory for one year, in the Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology andat various community oral health camps. A through habit history was takenand clinical examination were done for any oral lesions present. Results The most prevalent chewing habit was gutka followed by betel quid, tobaccoand arecanut or combinations of habit. Oral lesions were present in 352subjects. The prevalence of oral lesion in decreasing order were- oralsubmucous fibrosis, chewers mucosa, tobacco pouch keratosis, leukoplakia, lichenoid reaction, carcinoma and coated tongue or combination of lesions. Conclusions Our study revealed a high chewing habit related oral mucosal lesions. Thereis an urgent need for awareness programs for the prevention and earlydiagnosis of the lesions.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Oral Lesion, Chewing Habit , Oral Epidemiology, Oral Submucous Fibrosis
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 11:43
Last Modified: 16 Dec 2014 11:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/141305

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