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dc.contributor.authorOlate S.
dc.contributor.authorMuñoz D.
dc.contributor.authorNeumann S.
dc.contributor.authorPozzer L.
dc.contributor.authorCavalieri-Pereira L.
dc.contributor.authorde Moraes M.
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-02T22:24:43Z
dc.date.available2020-09-02T22:24:43Z
dc.date.issued2014
dc.identifier.citation7, 4, 1140-1144
dc.identifier.issn19405901
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12728/5619
dc.descriptionSjögren's Syndrome (SS) is an autoimmune pathology of varying prevalence. Its involvement in exocrine glands requires that greater attention be paid to patients' oral health. A cross-sectional study was designed to assess the oral health of subjects with SS in constant medical follow-ups. Variables such as the presence of periodontal infections, decay and alterations in the oral mucosa were analyzed, and the individual's salivary flow was measured. The data were analyzed descriptively and with the chi-squared test, considering p<0.05 as statistically significant. 35 subjects of both sexes were studied, aged between 25 and 82 years, with an age average of 53.9 years; they presented on average 7.9 years after the initial diagnosis. The subjects reported a dental check-up every 6 months in only 9% of cases, whereas the rest had one every 1 or 2 years. All the subjects recounted presenting with dry mouth and associated significantly the ingestion of fluids and teeth brushing to improve the sensation of dryness. The salivary flow was objectively seen to be compromised, showing a significant reduction in those with more time since diagnosis of the disease; more than 90% of subjects exhibited periodontal inflammation and a high level of caries. The mucosa presented a low level of pathology. In conclusion, education in oral health is imperative for subjects with this pathology and more frequent check-ups may be useful in decreasing the levels of oral pathology.
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherE-Century Publishing Corporation
dc.subjectAutoimmune disease
dc.subjectOral health
dc.subjectSjögren's syndrome
dc.subjectadult
dc.subjectaged
dc.subjectarticle
dc.subjectcheilitis
dc.subjectclinical article
dc.subjectcross-sectional study
dc.subjectdental caries
dc.subjectdental health
dc.subjecterythema
dc.subjecthalitosis
dc.subjecthuman
dc.subjectinflammation
dc.subjectmouth mucosa
dc.subjectmouth ulcer
dc.subjectperiodontal disease
dc.subjectpreventive dentistry
dc.subjectsalivation
dc.subjectSjoegren syndrome
dc.subjectstomatitis
dc.subjecttooth brushing
dc.subjecttooth extraction
dc.subjectxerostomia
dc.titleA descriptive study of the oral status in subjects with Sjögren's syndrome
dc.typeArticle


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