Oral health status in geriatric diabetics

Shenoy, Nandita, Sholapurkar, Amar A., Pai, Keerthilatha M., and Adhikari, Prabha (2010) Oral health status in geriatric diabetics. Revista de Clinica e Pesquisa Odontologica, 6 (1). pp. 63-69.

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Objective: 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 ID: 39853
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2236-8027
Keywords: diabetes mellitus; geriatric patients; oral health; oral pathology
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Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2015 01:53
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1105 Dentistry > 110505 Oral Medicine and Pathology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920402 Dental Health @ 100%
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