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Effect of Cocos nucifera Oil in the Management of Post-denture Insertion Mucosal Changes: A Cross-sectional Survey

Radhakrishnan Prabhu, Ramachandra Prabhakar, R Saravanan, Khalid Ghiaz, Deepak Kamalanathan, Chenthil A Mohan, Honey Lunkad

Keywords : Coconut oil, Cocos nucifera oil, Cross-sectional survey, Denture sores, Home remedies, Removable denture wearers

Citation Information : Prabhu R, Prabhakar R, Saravanan R, Ghiaz K, Kamalanathan D, Mohan CA, Lunkad H. Effect of Cocos nucifera Oil in the Management of Post-denture Insertion Mucosal Changes: A Cross-sectional Survey. World J Dent 2022; 13 (1):62-66.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1896

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 29-12-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Aim: This study aims to find the data related to the use of Cocos nucifera oil for the management of post-denture insertion-related mucosal changes in removable denture wearers. Materials and methods: A total of 252 partial and complete removable denture wearers participated in the study formed the study group. A specially designed questionnaire consisting of 15 closed-ended questions was used for data collection on various aspects on usage. Statistical analysis was done using SPSS software version 21.0. Results: Approximately 97.5% of the population seek remedies for denture sores or ulcers, 95.5% prefer C. nucifera oil applications and 93.5% of them have experienced relief after the application of C. nucifera oil. Conclusion: C. nucifera oil is an effective and a safe remedy for post-denture-related mucosal changes by the patients wearing removable dentures. Clinical significance: Removable denture-induced mucosal changes were due to accumulated denture plaque, reactions to the denture base material constituents, and also due to mechanical denture injury. Local and systemic antifungal drug therapy for these post-denture insertion mucosal changes shows lower patient compliance, resistant to the drug, and threat owing to their toxicity.

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