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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2021  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 274-280

The effect of complete denture rehabilitation on nutritional status of geriatric patients: A clinical study


1 Department of Prosthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Prosthodontics, Subharti Dental College, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Yash Pal Singh
Department of Prosthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Dar Al Uloom University, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jnsm.jnsm_1_21

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Background: Nutrition in elderly patients has been the topic of interest in field of geriatrics. Quality of life is directly correlated with nutritional status in geriatric patients. Aim of the Study: This study was undertaken to evaluate the nutritional status when completely edentulous patients were rehabilitated with conventional complete dentures. Materials and Methods: Hundred edentulous patients, in the age group of 45–65 years, were selected, and biochemical blood analysis was done at three different time periods (0, 3, and 6 months after delivery of complete dentures) for levels of calcium, protein, phosphorus, and hemoglobin in blood. The results at three different time periods were then compared to evaluate the change in the values of these nutrients in the body. Results: Loss of teeth was associated with lower than normal values for calcium, protein, phosphorus, and hemoglobin in blood. There was a significant improvement in the blood calcium and protein levels at the end of 3 months, whereas there was no significant improvement in the blood phosphorus and hemoglobin. Conclusion: Complete denture rehabilitation has a definite positive impact on nutritional status of geriatric patients.


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