Poor oral health in patients with coronary heart disease: a case–control study of Indian adults

Sikka, Mona and Sequeira, Peter S and Acharya, Shashidhar and Bhat, Meghashyam and Rao , Ashwini and Nagaraj, Anup (2011) Poor oral health in patients with coronary heart disease: a case–control study of Indian adults. The New ZelandMedical Journal, 124 (1347). pp. 1-10. ISSN 1175 8716

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Abstract

Abstract Aim The present study was conducted to quantitate the oral health of coronary heart disease patients and compare them with controls for a valid inference Method A total of 100 medically diagnosed coronary heart disease patients were compared with 100 controls using the World Health Organization (WHO) oral health assessment form. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS (version 10) software. Results Statistically higher mean sextant value for shallow pockets 4–5 mm, CPI (Community Periodontal Index) score 3 and LOA (Loss of attachment) score 1,2 was found for cases as compared to controls (p≤0.05). Similarly, higher mean DMFT (Decayed-Missing-Filled Teeth) and missing teeth were observed for cases as compared to controls (p>0.05). Conclusion The present study shows a slight increase in the level of mild periodontal disease in coronary heart disease patients as compared to controls, with a non-significant difference in dental caries.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Manipal > Preventive and Community Dentistry
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2012 04:43
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2012 04:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3734

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