Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Chaudhary, Dr.Manjari


PREVALENCE OF SALIVARY GLAND DISEASE IN PATIENTS VISITING A PRIVATE DENTAL COLLEGE

Dr.Abarna Jawahar; Dr.G. Maragathavalli; Dr.Manjari Chaudhary

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 986-996

The aim of the study was to estimate the prevalence of salivary gland diseases in patients visiting a private
dental college. A retrospective analysis was conducted on patients who visited the Department of Oral
Medicine from March 2019 to March 2020.Clinically diagnosed cases of salivary gland diseases which
included salivary gland neoplasms, xerostomia, necrotizing sialometaplasia, mucocele, ranula, sjogren’s
syndrome, sialodochitis, sialadenitis were included in the study.The details of each case were reviewed
from an electronic database.From the study we found that 17 patients were diagnosed with salivary gland
disease.The most commonly observed salivary gland disease was mucocele of the lip with a frequency of
41.17% in the study population followed by xerostomia (17.65%).Salivary gland disease can occur due to
variable causes and might significantly affect the quality of life and daily functioning.Only with a
thorough knowledge of the subject it is possible to detect the diseases of the salivary gland in their early
stage and manage them more efficiently.