Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed*
Professor and Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt
*Corresponding Author: Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed, Professor and Head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, Suez Canal University, Egypt.
Received: January 30, 2020; Published: February 26, 2020
Objective: The objective of this study was to evaluate the quality of life of patients following mandibular reconstruction using the oral health impact profile (OHIP).
Patients and Methods: The evaluation was performed using the Oral Health Impact Profile questionnaire (OHIP-14). The assessment was achieved for thirteen patients (study group) after delayed mandibular reconstruction compared to twenty normal volunteers (control group). The records were obtained six months after construction of a stable conventional prosthesis for dental rehabilitation.
Results: The results of the present study showed a statistically non significant difference between the two groups regarding the overall score for OHIP-14. Meanwhile, the aspect of psychological discomfort is the only domain that revealed a significant difference among the two groups.
Conclusion: The patients after reconstruction of the mandible may experience few limitations primarily in terms of psychological discomfort but these restrains did not have a significant impact on the overall quality of life of those patients.
Keywords: Oral Health; Mandibular Reconstruction; Egyptian Patients
Citation: Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed. “Oral Health Impact Profile Following Mandibular Reconstruction. Experience Among Egyptian Patients”. Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.3 (2020): 88-92.
Copyright: © 2020 Tamer Abd El-Bari Hamed. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.