Incidence and Prevalence of Periodontitis among 90 Patients Diagnosed with Salivery Gland Tumor in Duhok City
Keywords:periodontitis, xerostomia, salivary gland tumors, gum disease, parotid neoplasia.
Background and Objectives: Globally, there was (20-50) % periodontal disease’s prevalence. This disease
is one of the tooth loss causes that might be compromising the life quality, self confidence, esthetics, and
mastication. The major problem that salivary gland tumors do is decreasing the amount of saliva in the
oral cavity that led to change in oral flora and dehydration of the tissue, especially periodontal tissue. This
study was held to found the direct relationship between saliva amount and periodontitis. Methods: This
epidemiological study was held out by a collection of data from 90 patients that seeking out clinics in
Duhok and Zakho and seeking Azadi general hospital complaining from periodontal problems. Results: 90
patients involved in this study 47(%52.22) of theme with history of parotid gland tumor, 24(%26.66) with
submandibular salivary gland tumor, and 19(%21.11 with sublingual salivary gland tumor.68 (75.55%) are
benign category while 22(24.44%) malignant patients having severe xerostomia are 28(31.11%) Moderate
types of xerostomia are 14(%15.55) patients, while the mild type is 22(24.44%). And those with no
xerostomia are 26(28.88%) patients.
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