Evaluation of Oral Lesions in People with COVID -19 Diagnosis


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Authors

  • Meral UZUNKAYA Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University
  • Eda ÇETİN ÖZDEMİR Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10612029

Keywords:

COVID-19, Dry Mouth, Mobility, Oral Lesions

Abstract

Objective: The aim of this study is to evaluate the oral lesions that occur during or after the COVID-19 disease in patients who have applied to Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University Faculty of Dentistry for any reason.

Materials and Method:  A total of 160 patients were included in the study. A questionnaire consisting of 14 questions was applied to the participants about their socio-demographic information and dental status. Patients were asked questions about dental sensitivity, dry mouth, bleeding gums, edema in the oral tissues and mobility in the teeth during the Covid-19 quarantine periods.

Results: 43% of the participants stated that they experienced dry mouth during and after COVID-19. When we look at the answer given to the question of whether you have experienced sensitivity in your teeth during or after the COVID-19 process, they answered yes at a rate of 24%.  5.8% of the individuals stated that they felt mobility in their teeth. When we compared the effects of tooth brushing and flossing on gingival bleeding, no statistically significant difference was found.

Conclusion: In studies evaluating COVID-19 and oral lesions, it is stated that dry mouth and aphthous lesions are the most common lesions. According to the results of our study, we think that COVID-19 may have possible effects on dental tissue, such as sensitivity and mobility.

Author Biographies

Meral UZUNKAYA, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University

 

 

Eda ÇETİN ÖZDEMİR, Kahramanmaraş Sütçü İmam University

 

 

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Published

2024-02-03

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UZUNKAYA, M., & ÇETİN ÖZDEMİR, E. (2024). Evaluation of Oral Lesions in People with COVID -19 Diagnosis: . GEVHER NESIBE JOURNAL OF MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES, 9(1), 72–77. https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.10612029

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