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Journal :   Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology

Volume No. :   8

Issue No. :  10

Year :  2015

Pages :   1383-1388

ISSN Print :  0974-3618

ISSN Online :  0974-360X


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Dental Health in Osteoporotic Women

Address:   Dr. Annas Alyasiry1, Dr. Zainab Mahmood Aljammali1, Dr. Ahmed M. Almosawy1, Dr. Sabbah Alrubbaie2
1Dentistry College, Dentistry Department, Babylon University
2Medicine College, Dentistry Department, Babylon University
*Corresponding Author
DOI No: 10.5958/0974-360X.2015.00248.6

Objective. The aim of the study was to examine the condition of periodontal tissues, the mobility of teeth, and the TMJ condition in osteoporosis women in different degree and age. Subjects/ Methods. In this study 68healthy women with osteoporosis only were included; on the basis of the absolute value and T-score. The examined people were mainly females, aged between 30 and 70years, they were divided into three groups according to degree of osteoporosis. The clinical parameters used for determining the condition of periodontal tissues and the TMJ included: protrusion of mandible ,limited opening, drifting to one side, TMJ clicking, TMJ tender ,bleeding, gum recession, periodontitis, gingivitis, mobility of teeth and carious teeth was notified. Results. All the patient in this study have TMJ tender with clicking (100%). The protrusion of the mandible in group one is the least than the other group. The limiting of mouth opening percentage was larger in the group 3 in older patient than the younger patient in the same group and in the other groups, and it was obvious that the periodontitis, gingivitis and bleeding were increased in group (1 &2) in older age. The number of missing teeth was the largest in older age group, and proportional to the osteoporosis degree increase. Conclusion. The osteoporosis has effects on the oral health and associated with TMJ tender and clicking, protrusion of the mandible, drifting of jaw to one side and limiting of mouth opening percentage, and all these effects increased in the older age patient than the younger patient. The percentage of carious teeth, gingivitis, the bleeding and the number of missing teeth was increase with the osteoporosis degree increase.
Dental health, osteoporosis, women.
Annas Alyasiry, Zainab Mahmood Aljammali, Ahmed M. Almosawy, DSabbah Alrubbaie. Dental Health in Osteoporotic Women. Research J. Pharm. and Tech. 8(10): Oct., 2015; Page 1383-1388.
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