Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Habit

Prevalence of oral submucous fibrosis in patients visiting dental college: A cross-sectional study

Dr Snover Amin, Dr Rimsha Ahmed, Dr Moin Banday

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2022, Volume 9, Issue 3, Pages 5436-5444

Background: Oral submucous fibrosis (OSF) is the oral premalignant lesion with the
highest malignant potential. Oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) is increasingly
recognised as an Indian illness worldwide. It has one of the highest rates of malignant
transformation among potentially malignant oral lesions and diseases, making it a
source of concern for dental specialists. Understanding the precise involvement of
alkaloids and other etiological factors in pathogenesis would aid in the management and
treatment of the disease. The purpose of this study is to determine the prevalence of
OSMF in betel nut chewers of various ages who visit the Dental College and Hospital.
Materials and Methods: The study included 798 OSF patients who visited the
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology dental outpatient clinic over the course of
18 months. In the presence of visible light, a thorough case history and clinical
examination were conducted. OSMF was diagnosed based on difficulties in opening the
mouth and the presence of blanched oral mucosa with palpable fibrous bands. Burning
sensations, salivation, tongue protrusion, tobacco intake habits, and related malignant
alterations were among the other diagnostic symptoms. The research looked at age
groups, habit length, habit frequency, and habit type. A basic correlation analysis was
carried out.


Ni Wy Rima Tiara Wahyudiana; Rosaline N.I Krimadi; Ida Bagus Pramana Putra Manuaba; Maslah Siregar; Retno Palupi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 5, Pages 666-674

Background. The oral cavity is an inseparable part of the human body. The oral cavity is composed of a structure that is a unitary function known as mastication, such as the teeth, tongue, while mucosa known as the stomatognathic system. One part of the oral cavity, namely the tongue, is an organ that has a central function for taste and taste of various types of food flavours and other substances that will enter the body through the oral cavity. However, sometimes the tongue is coated with a thin white layer containing bacteria, desquamated epithelial cells, leukocytes, blood metabolites, and various other components. Purpose: of this study was to determine the relationship between the level of knowledge and the habit of brushing the tongue in coated tongue patients who come to the Dental and Oral Hospital of Universitas Airlangga, Method. This study was descriptive analytic with the type of study was cross sectional. Results: were 28 patients with a good level of knowledge, 11 patients with a moderate level of knowledge, and 2 patients with a bad level of knowledge, and the results were 12 patients with a good level of habits, and 29 patients with a bad habit level. Conclusion. Good level of knowledge about tongue hygiene does not make a good habit also in keeping the tongue clean.