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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Abnormalities in Dental Patients in Tamil Nadu

C Gunasekar, S Mohanavalli, G Sree Vijayabala, VA Janagarathinam, S Suresh Kumar, U Rajesh Kumar

Citation Information : Gunasekar C, Mohanavalli S, Vijayabala GS, Janagarathinam V, Kumar SS, Kumar UR. Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Abnormalities in Dental Patients in Tamil Nadu. World J Dent 2016; 7 (4):186-188.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10015-1393

Published Online: 01-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Abstract

Aim

The incidence of oral mucosal lesions is increasing day by day due to adverse oral habits and emerging infections. Hence, a novel attempt is made to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal abnormalities in patients visiting dental department of ESIC Hospital and Medical College, KK Nagar, Chennai, Tamil Nadu.

Materials and methods

A retrospective study was designed to assess the prevalence of oral mucosal abnormalities in ESIC Hospital and Medical College, KK Nagar, Chennai. A total of 2315 patients were assessed between May 2014 and October 2014 to find the prevalence of oral mucosal abnormalities.

Results and conclusion

The prevalence of oral mucosal abnormalities was found to be 13.31%. The most prevalent oral mucosal abnormalities were smoker's palate, frictional keratosis, aphthous ulcers, oral submucous fibrosis, and traumatic ulcers.

Clinical significance

Knowing the prevalence of oral mucosal abnormalities is very significant because early detection and prompt treatment of the same would help in reducing the morbidity and enhancing the patients’ quality of life.

How to cite this article

Vijayabala GS, Mohanavalli S, Gunasekar C, Janagarathinam VA, Kumar SS, Kumar UR. Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Abnormalities in Dental Patients in Tamil Nadu. World J Dent 2016;7(4):186-188.


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