RISK FACTORS OF ORAL INJURY IN A LOT OF ELDERLY DENTURE WEARERS

Maria Bolat, Elena Raluca Baciu, Dan Nicolae Bosînceanu1, Zinovia Surlari, Carina Balcoș, Cosmin Florinel Bida, Monica Tatarciuc, Ciocan -Pendefunda Alice Arina, Dana Gabriela Budală(Bosînceanu)

ABSTRACT

Aim of the study. This study was performed to report the disorders of the oral mucosa observed in the patients of the Mihail Kogălniceanu Education Base, for a period of 3 years. Material and methods. Were examined 200 edentulous patients who were treated in the clinic between 2015 and 2018. Clinical data, radiology reports, lab results and letters of reference if any were examined. All patients had at least a denture, and 120 of them had one or more lesions related to the dentures. These patients ranged in age from 24 to 90 years; 24% were men and 76% were women Results.A relationship was found between oral mucosal abnormalities and denture wear in 60% of patients. Some patients had more problems, so the number of injuries reached 156. Conclusions. Superimposed infection with Candida organisms and injuries are the most common abnormalities. Patients with symptoms but without intraoral changes often had a psychological component to their complaint and did not improve after the denture was modified.

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