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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 1535-1537

Assessment of effect of menopause on saliva and oral health status


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, School of Dental Sciences, Sharda University, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Dentistry, Government Medical College, Datia, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Intern, Patna Dental College and Hospital, Patna, Bihar, India
4 Department of Community Medicine, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab, India
5 Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopaedics, Vananchal Dental College and Hospital, Pharatiya Garhwa, Jharkhand, India
6 Department of Periodontics, Desh Bhagat Dental College, Mandigobindghar, Punjab, India

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Shamim Monga
Department of Community Medicine, GGS Medical College and Hospital, Faridkot, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/jpbs.jpbs_276_21

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Background: Women at menopausal period may frequently develop several oral mucosal disorders. Xerostomia is also a common finding among postmenopausal women. The present study was conducted to assess effect of menopause on saliva and dental health. Materials and Methods: Forty postmenopausal women (Group I) and 40 control (Group II) underwent Oral Hygiene Index Simplified (OHIS), Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT index), Community periodontal index (CPI), and Loss of attachment (LOA), salivary pH and flow measurement. Results: Oral symptoms were normal in 22 and 40, xerostomia in 18 and 0 in Group I and II respectively, salivary pH was normal in 20 and 40, below acidic in 20 and 0, salivary flow was normal in 21 and 40, hyposalivation in 19 and 0 in group I and II, respectively. The difference was significant (P < 0.05). OHI-S was good in 4 and 25, fair in 6 and 10, poor in 30 and 5, DMFT index was decayed was 1.42 and 0.65, missing was 2.84 and 0.26 and filled was 1.06 and 0.52 seen in Group I and II respectively. CPI index mean value was 3.26 in Group I and 1.02 in Group II and mean LOA was 1.42 and 0.46 in Group I and II respectively. The difference was significant (P < 0.05). Conclusion: There was decrease in the salivary pH and flow rate in postmenopausal women which in turn leads to increased OHI-S, DMFT, CPI, and LOA.


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