Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health

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Research Article - Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health (2023) Volume 7, Issue 1

DMFT Score in Cardiovascular Disorder Versus Non-Cardiovascular Disorder Patients

Introduction: Cardiovascular disorders are responsible for over 32% of annual global deaths so patients must understand the relationship that exists between cardiovascular disorders and dental concerns. We believe that the DMFT system should efficiently be able to communicate these concerns in easy to understand numbers to the patient if there exists a difference between the DMFT scores of a cardiovascular disorder patient and a non-cardiovascular disorder patient. Aim: The aim of this study is to compare the DMFT scores of cardiovascular disorder patients and non-cardiovascular disorder patients. Materials and methodology: A retrospective cross-sectional study was conducted using established records of calculated DMFT scores as mentioned in the hospital’s online database from Saveetha Dental College between April 2020 and March 2021. Relevant data such as patient age, sex, type of cardiovascular status, DMFT score and their medication utilization status was acquired. This data was recorded in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet and was later exported to the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences for Windows for statistical analysis. A Chi Square test was used with the level of significance set at p<0.05. Results and discussion: The findings of our study suggest that there is a statistically significant difference between the DMFT scores of a cardiovascular disorder and a non-cardiovascular disorder patient. Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study we may conclude that gender and drug intake have a role to play in elevating the DMFT scores in a cardiovascular disorder patient as compared to a noncardiovascular disorder patient.

Author(s): Sathvika K, Mahalakshmi J

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