THE EFFECT OF OVARIECTOMY ON WOMEN’S PERIODONTAL STATUS: A PILOT STUDY

  • Kanwal Sohail Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University Islamabad Pakistan
  • Mahrukh Zafar Lowa State University, Ames, United State
  • Maham Zulfiqar COMSATS University, Islamabad Pakistan
  • Amber Kiyani Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University Islamabad Pakistan
Keywords: Menopause, Oral health, Ovariectomy, Periodontitis

Abstract

Objective: To determine the effect of bilateral oophorectomy on the periodontal status of otherwise healthy women when compared with normal controls.

Study Design: Mixed-method study.

Place and Duration of Study: Riphah International University, Islamabad, from Apr to Sep 2016.

Methodology: A total of 24 women with and without oophorectomy procedures were recruited. Twelve women who has undergone radical hysterectomies at least 6 months prior to the evaluation were recruited for this investigation. These women underwent a comprehensive oral examination with detailed documentation of their periodontal status following a thorough medical/dental history. An age- and sex-matched control population underwent a similar examination.

Results: Statistically significant results were noted for probing, color, consistency, texture and contour of gingiva with the p-value of 0.007, 0.001, 0.002, 0.005 and 0.037 when the results were compared with the control population.

Conclusion: Bilateral oophorectomy does not compromise the periodontal health of otherwise healthy women.

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Published
2021-06-30
How to Cite
Sohail, K., Zafar, M., Zulfiqar, M., & Kiyani, A. (2021). THE EFFECT OF OVARIECTOMY ON WOMEN’S PERIODONTAL STATUS: A PILOT STUDY. PAFMJ, 71(3), 1071-74. https://doi.org/10.51253/pafmj.v71i3.4041
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