2023 Volume 11 Issue 1
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Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Lesions Among Patients Visiting Private University Dental Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia


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Abstract

The occurrence of lesions impacting the oral mucosa is a significant parameter in assessing oral health and its prevalence is essential for government decision-making concerning the relevant health programs. A form was used to collect information from 380 patients with documentation of age, gender, systemic condition, and habits. Each patient was examined using a mouth mirror, and artificial light, and the total time taken was 5-8 minutes. The patient was examined while seated in the supine position.

In total, 28.3% of the people who took part in the study showed signs of having one or more oral lesions. Abscesses (45%), linea alba (35%), and pericoronitis (15%) were the most common types of lesions that were found. The overall prevalence of oral mucosal lesions in the given sample was on the lower side, with abscesses and linea alba being the most common. Moreover, there was no statistically significant association found between gender, smoking status, medical condition, and nationality.


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Vancouver
Ahmed S, Algarni T, Alshareef M, Alhussain A, Alrashidi K, Alahmari S. Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Lesions Among Patients Visiting Private University Dental Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Ann Dent Spec. 2023;11(1):83-7. https://doi.org/10.51847/qvnfdOmZPj
APA
Ahmed, S., Algarni, T., Alshareef, M., Alhussain, A., Alrashidi, K., & Alahmari, S. (2023). Prevalence of Oral Mucosal Lesions Among Patients Visiting Private University Dental Hospital, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Annals of Dental Specialty, 11(1), 83-87. https://doi.org/10.51847/qvnfdOmZPj
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