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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 405-408

Effectiveness of a mouth-exercising device in adjunct to topical steroid and antioxidants in OSMF—A clinical study


1 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al-Badar Rural Dental College and Hospital, Kalaburagi, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Navodaya Dental College, Raichur, Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Sadia Shahana
Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Al-Badar Rural Dental College and Hospital, Kalaburagi, Karnataka
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jiaomr.jiaomr_237_22z

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Objective: To evaluate the effectiveness of a mouth-exercising device (MED) on mucosal burning sensation and interincisal distance in adjunct to topical steroids and antioxidants in oral submucous fibrosis (OSMF) patients. Material and Methods: The study consisted of a total sample size of 60 subjects diagnosed with OSMF with no other systemic diseases. Group I includes 30 patients on topical application of triamcinolone 0.1% and oral antioxidant capsule along with receiving MED. Group II includes 30 patients on topical application of triamcinolone 0.1% and oral antioxidant capsule without receiving MED. Evaluation for mucosal burning sensation (BS) and interincisal distance (IID) was determined by VAS & digital Vernier caliper. Results: Group I patients using MED showed a statistically significant reduction in burning sensation and increasing interincisal distance compared to group II after six months. Conclusion: The MED helps enhance the rate of reduction of mucosal burning sensation and it is effective in increasing interincisal distance compared to the non-mouth-exercising device in OSMF.


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