Oral health status of various skeletal disorder patients attending Orthopaedic OPD of Rama Dental College Hospital & Research Center, Kanpur

Oral health status of various skeletal disorder patients attending Orthopaedic OPD of Rama Dental College Hospital & Research Center, Kanpur

Author: 
Dr. Bhuvan Deep Gupta, Dr. Basvaraj. P. and Dr. Dileep, C. L.
Abstract: 

Oral health is an essential and integral component of general health and this is the epitome that all of us strive to achieve. Chronic systemic diseases affecting the skeletal system, like Rheumatoid arthritis, Osteoarthritis, Osteoporosis, Skeletal tuberculosis, Spondylosis has great impact on all aspects of life for those affected from disease onset and onwards. The involvement of the upper limb, TMJ, vertebral column can cause considerable physical disability and discomfort to the patient which may hamper the routine daily activities including oral and general hygiene practices in daily life. Three hundred and eighty six patients were included in study and were randomly allocated into two groups study and control group. They were interviewed and examined using WHO 1997 proforma. The patients in the skeletal disorder group had higher caries prevalence than the normal population. Most of the patients were affected by advanced periodontitis as compared to control group. Various skeletal disorders affecting different patients have potential for developing oral health problems. Thus oral health care for skeletal disorder patients should be taken as an important issue.

Paper No: 
22