Poor oral health in patients with coronary heart disease: A case control study of indian adults

Mona Sikka, Peter S. Sequeira, Shashidhar Acharya, Meghashyam Bhat, Ashwini Rao, Anup Nagaraj

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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 nonsignificant difference in dental caries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)53-62
Number of pages10
JournalThe New Zealand medical journal
Issue number1347
Publication statusPublished - 16-12-2011


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