Mandibular bone osteoporosis and oral health-related quality of life in the elderly

Amira Madarina, Maria Francisca Lindawati Soetanto, Farisza Gita Mahiddin

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Abstract

Osteoporosis is a skeletal disease that is characterized by low bone density and the deterioration of micro architectural bone cells that cause an imbalance in bone formation by osteoblasts and bone resorption by osteoclasts. Mandibular bone osteoporosis can be measured by the mandibular bone density index, a tool for the early detection of osteoporosis in the mandibular bone that can be used by dentists. Early diagnosis of osteoporosis can reduce failure in prosthodontics treatment. The objective of this study was to analyze the relationship between mandibular bone osteoporosis and oral health-related quality of life in elderly patients. This was a cross-sectional study with 100 elderly people as subjects. Intraoral examinations to determine the subjects' mandibular bone density index and interviews using the oral health-related quality of life questionnaire were conducted. Statistical analysis indicated that there was no significant relationship between mandibular bone osteoporosis and oral health-related quality of life in elderly patients. However, this study did show a significant association between mandibular bone osteoporosis with sex (p = 0.00) and level of education (p = 0.018).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)423-428
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of International Dental and Medical Research
Volume10
Issue numberSpecialissue
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Bone density
  • Mandibular
  • Osteoporosis
  • Quality of life

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