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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 138-141

Incidence and pattern of dental erosion in gastroesophageal reflux disease patients


1 Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Lecturer, Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
3 Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Kanchipuram, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anupama Ramachandran
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Chettinad Dental College and Research Institute, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Kanchipuram - 603 103, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.JPBS_125_17

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Aim: Gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) is a very common condition whose consequences of are localized not only in the esophagus; extra-esophageal involvement has frequently been reported. The aim of the study is to examine the incidence and pattern of dental erosion in GERD patients. Methodology: A total of 50 patients were recruited in this study (control -25 and GERD -25). All participants diagnosed having GERD by the endoscopic examination by their gastroenterologist are included. The patients were examined for dental erosion and will be quantified using Basic erosive wear examination index. Results: The results showed that the incidence of dental erosion was 88% as compared to 32% in the control group which was found to be statistically significant.


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