Bronchial asthma and dental caries risk

Results from a case control study

Abhishek Mehta, Peter Simon Sequeira, Ramesh Chandra Sahoo

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Aim: The present study was conducted with the objective of assessing the dental caries status of asthmatic patients in the age group of 11-25 years and to examine the possible association of these conditions to various aspects of bronchial asthma and its management. Methods and Materials: The present study was conducted on 80 asthmatic patients receiving treatment at the KMC Hospital, Mangalore, India. They were examined for their caries status, and the scores were compared with an age, sex, and socioeconomic status matched group of 80 non-asthmatic patients as controls. The mean age of asthmatics was 17.4 (±4.3) years and mean duration of asthma was 17.69 (±7.66) months. Results: The results showed a significantly higher prevalence of caries among asthmatic patients as compared to the matched control group as well as a positive correlation between the duration of asthma and the caries indices. Conclusion: There is a need to create awareness among dental practitioners regarding the increased caries risk of asthmatic patients. Clinical Significance: Special preventive and educational measures will be required to prevent caries and other oral diseases in asthmatic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Contemporary Dental Practice
Volume10
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009
Externally publishedYes

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Dental Caries
Case-Control Studies
Asthma
Mouth Diseases
Research Design
Social Class
India
Tooth
Age Groups
Control Groups

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  • Dentistry(all)

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Mehta, Abhishek ; Sequeira, Peter Simon ; Sahoo, Ramesh Chandra. / Bronchial asthma and dental caries risk : Results from a case control study. In: Journal of Contemporary Dental Practice. 2009 ; Vol. 10, No. 4. pp. 1-9.
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Bronchial asthma and dental caries risk : Results from a case control study. / Mehta, Abhishek; Sequeira, Peter Simon; Sahoo, Ramesh Chandra.

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