Effects of salivary oxidative markers on edentulous patients' satisfaction with prosthetic denture treatments: A pilot study

Chia Huang Chang, Chang-Yu Lee, Sheng-Wei Feng, Nae-Fang Miao, Pei Huan Lin, Che-Tong Lin, Shin-Han Tsai, Yung-Kai Huang

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Objectives: The purpose of this study was to assess relationships among periodontal conditions, salivary antioxidant levels, and patients' satisfaction with their prostheses. Methods: This study was conducted at the Division of Prosthodontics, Department of Dentistry, Taipei Medical University Hospital. The periodontal condition of patients was based on an assessment of the plaque index (PI) and gingival index (GI). The pH value, flow rate, and buffer capacity of the saliva were estimated. The salivary total antioxidant status (TAS) and superoxide dismutase (SOD) level were also determined. Patients' satisfaction with prosthetic treatments was evaluated using the Chinese version of the short-form Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14C). A multivariate regression model was used to determine whether patients' satisfaction with prosthetic treatment was affected by their oral health status. Results: In total, 35 edentulous patients were recruited. In the Spearman correlation analysis, salivary pH (r = -0.36, p = 0.03) and the buffer ability (r = -0.48, p

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere0151605
JournalPLoS One
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 1 2016


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Medicine(all)

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