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Volume 26 , Issue 6
November/December 2013

Pages 525-526


The Prevalence of Xerostomia in Patients with Removable Prostheses

Fotoula Nikolopoulou, DDS, MD, Dr Odont, MPH/Theodoros Tasopoulos, DDS, MSc/ Robert Jagger, BDS, MscD, FDRSRCS


PMID: 24179964
DOI: 10.11607/ijp.3450

Purpose: The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence of xerostomia among patients attending a dental clinic for provision of dentures and to investigate the oral cleanliness in those patients. Materials and Methods: Denture-wearing patients who reported dry mouth completed a questionnaire related to xerostomia. Dryness of the mouth was determined by clinical observation. Dental and denture cleanliness was determined using the Modified Debris Index. Results: One hundred twenty patients had xerostomia. Oral cleanliness was generally poor. Conclusion: There was a high prevalence of xerostomia in the patient population. A high proportion of subjects had poor oral cleanliness. Int J Prosthodont 2013;26:525526. doi: 10.11607/ijp.3450


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