Mahnoor Ejaz Chaudry, Rizwana Muhammad Hanif, Maham Liaqat, Urooj Aftab and Sabeen Masood*
Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Sabeen Masood, Altamash Institute of Dental Medicine, Karachi, Pakistan.
Received: November 26, 2020; Published: December 14, 2020
Objective: The purpose of the study was to evaluate and analyse the effects of menopause on the oral cavity
Study Design: A description based cross-sectional online survey.
Duration: It was carried from august, 2020 to September, 2020.
Methods and Materials: A total of 104 patients have participated in this study. Patients were asked their age and when did they reach menopause. It was further divided to evaluate the knowledge, awareness, practices, and behaviour pattern associated with oral hygiene and symptoms of menopause.
Results: Among 104 participants the majority of females were between 51-55 years of age. 44% of females experienced symptoms of dryness in their mouth.
Conclusion: The findings of this study concluded that oral cavity goes through several noticeable changes during menopause due to hormonal changes.
Keywords: menopause, oral cavity, burning mouth syndrome, xerostomia, hormonal replacement therapy
Citation: Sabeen Masood., et al. “Menopause and its Effects on Oral Cavity". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 5.1 (2021): 50-53.
Copyright: © 2021 Sabeen Masood., et al. 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.