2019, Vol. 5 Issue 4, Part B
Is diabetes and cardiovascular disease a prevailing factor for edentulism
AUTHOR(S): Dr. M Vijay Anand, Vishnupriya R and Veronica Parvatham J
ABSTRACT:Edentulism is a stressful condition serving as a sign of constant oral and systemic disease process. As tooth loss occurs, masticatory efficiency declines, and it is customary for humans to alter their dietary consumption to compensate for the greater difficulty of eating certain foods and have difficulty chewing foods that are hard or tough in texture, even when wearing well-made dentures. The main aim of the study is to find role of systemic disease in tooth loss preceded by evaluation of various causes of tooth loss such as exacerbations of systemic disease which may or may not be followed surgical intervention or treated only by medication. A cross sectional study was conducted among 100 completely or partially edentulous patients. A set of questionnaire was prepared and responses were recorded followed by statistical analysis. The results obtained from data analysis shows that systemic diseases is a highly significant prevailing factor for edentulism and it is also observed that there is tooth loss even after the surgical intervention. We conclude by stating that systemic diseases, edentulism and nutrition are all interrelated hence treatment of edentulous state can improve nutritional status of the patients and in turn have a significant improvement in the overall systemic health of the individual.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. M Vijay Anand, Vishnupriya R, Veronica Parvatham J. Is diabetes and cardiovascular disease a prevailing factor for edentulism. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(4):82-85.