Postmenopausal Effects In Oral Cavity In Women Attending Dental Hospital In Kanpur


  • Dr. Praveen Singh , Dr. Vishal Mehrotra , Dr. Rahul Srivastava , Dr. Shazia Aslam , Dr. Jyoti Kiran , Dr. Vinayak Rai



Objectives: To know the nature, incidence and severity of oral manifestations occurring in postmenopausal women.

Study Design: Oral changes were observed in 200 postmenopausal women and 200 age matched male individuals attending the department of Oral Medicine and Radiology. The patients were asked about complaints of dry mouth, taste and breath changes, mucosal and facial pain and were examined for oral changes such as ulceration, white and red lesions. The results obtained from the study were then correlated with various other similar studies.

Results: The important oral findings in postmenopausal women were mucosal burning/pain (26%), dry mouth (24%), altered taste (4%), altered breath (6%) and facial pain (4%). Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) was significantly more common in males (6%) as compared to postmenopausal females (2%).

Conclusion: Results from the present study reveal that oral symptoms are common problems in postmenopausal women. Postmenopausal patients showed significantly more oral changes than the control. These changes could be related to the hormone alterations. Therefore, dentists need to refer postmenopausal women with oral symptoms to a gynaecologist for more careful examinations and medical interventions if necessary.



2022-12-31 — Updated on 2022-12-31




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Postmenopausal Effects In Oral Cavity In Women Attending Dental Hospital In Kanpur. (2022). Journal of Pharmaceutical Negative Results, 3633-3638.