Oral Health Status in Geriatric Diabetics

Shenoy, Nandita and Sholapurkar, Amar A and Pai, Keerthilatha M (2010) Oral Health Status in Geriatric Diabetics. Rev Clín Pesq Odontol, 6 (1). pp. 63-69.

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Abstract

To determine if any difference exists in the oral health status between geriatric patients with diabetes mellitus and the normal population. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The oral health status of 100 metabolically controlled geriatric diabetic patients attending the Diabetes Clinic of the Manipal Hospital, were prospectively assessed over six months and compared with that of 50 non-diabetic acting as controls. RESULTS: The mean duration of diabetes was 100.5±85.1 months. The degree of hyposalivation between the two groups was statistically significant (p < 0.05). No significant difference was observed in the taste, burning mouth sensation, angular cheilitis, glossitis, and stomatitis status of the two groups and no pathgnomonic lesions or alterations could be observed in relation to the disease. CONCLUSION: It was concluded that, with adequate metabolic control, the oral health status of a diabetic may not be significantly different from that of a non-diabetic except for xerostomia.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Diabetes mellitus,Geriatric patients,Oral health,Oral path.
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Oral Medicine and Radiology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2011 05:28
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2013 04:18
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/182

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