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Clinical Oral Investigations

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 931–939

First Online: 12 October 2010Received: 22 July 2010Accepted: 28 September 2010


The aim was to study oral health status, salivary function, and oral features of Chinese people with Systemic Sclerosis SSc. Chinese people with SSc attending a university specialist clinic were invited for a questionnaire survey and a clinical examination. Ethics approval was sought UW 08-305. Gender- and age-matched individuals without SSc who attended a university dental hospital were recruited for comparison. Forty-two SSc patients with a mean age of 54.0 ± 12.2 were examined. This study found no Chinese people with systemic sclerosis were periodontally healthy and many 76% had periodontal pockets despite most of them 93% practiced daily tooth-brushing. They all had caries experience DMFT = 10.5 and many 65% had untreated decay. Mucosal telangiectasia was a common oral feature 80%. They had lower resting salivary flow rates 0.18 ± 0.17 ml-min vs. 0.31 ± 0.21 ml-min; p = 0.003 and pH values 6.90 ± 0.40 vs. 7.28 ± 0.31; p < 0.001 and reduced maximal mouth opening 40.1 ± 6.5 mm vs. 43.6 ± 7.0 mm than people without SSc.

KeywordsScleroderma Systemic Sclerosis Caries Periodontal status Chinese  Download fulltext PDF

Author: C. H. Chu - Clive M. K. Yeung - Ian A. Lai - W. Keung Leung - Mo Yin Mok

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