Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

To assess the relation between depression and tooth loss- A questionnaire survey

Rajat Khajuria, Sidhant Sudan, Saurabh Sharma, Tanvi Sudan

ABSTRACT

Background: The loss of teeth which causes many adverse anatomic, esthetic, and biomechanical sequelae can also prove to be a terrible psychological shock to patients. The present study was conducted to assess the relation between depression and tooth loss in study population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 45 patients of both genders. Depressive symptoms were determined using the Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale (ZSDS) The ZSDS includes 20 items, each with four specified alternative answers. The items measure common psychic and somatic symptoms, including the criteria generally used in diagnosing depression. Results: Out of 45 patients, males were 22 and females were 23. The difference was non- significant (P- 1). Males having ZSDS score >40, married were 15 and unmarried were 7, among females having ZSDS score >40, married were 14 and unmarried were 9 and among males having ZSDS score >40, 13 had family income less than 6000 and 9 had >6000 and among females having ZSDS score >40, 15 had family income less than 6000 and 8 had >6000. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: Depression has negative effect on oral health. The chances of periodontal diseases and edentulism increases significantly in subjects with depression

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