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Rehabilitation of lost teeth related to maintenance of cognitive function.

Authors
  • Shin, Myung-Seop1
  • Shin, Yoo Jin1, 2
  • Karna, Sandeep1, 2
  • Kim, Hyun-Duck1, 3
  • 1 Department of Preventive and Social Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 2 BK21 PLUS Life Science, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. , (North Korea)
  • 3 Dental Research Institute, School of Dentistry, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea. , (North Korea)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Oral diseases
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Volume
25
Issue
1
Pages
290–299
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/odi.12960
PMID: 30129990
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
English
License
Unknown

Abstract

As the era of aging comes, cognitive impairment (CI) is increasing. The impact of rehabilitation of lost tooth on CI remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate whether non-rehabilitated lost teeth (NRLT) is associated with CI among Korean elders. A total of 280 elders comprising of 140 cases and 140 age-sex-matched controls were included in this cross-sectional study. CI was assessed using the Mini-Mental Status Examination (MMSE). NRLT was evaluated using panoramic radiograph and oral examination. NRLT was categorized into low (≤4) and high (≥5). Age, sex, education, drinking, smoking, exercise, obesity, hypertension, subclinical atherosclerosis, glucose, cholesterol, depression, and denture-wearing were considered as confounders. Conditional multivariate logistic regression analysis was applied to assess the adjusted association. NRLT was associated with increased CI after controlling for confounders (odds ratio [OR] = 1.06, 95% confidence interval [95% CFI]: 1.00-1.13). However, lost teeth were not associated with CI. Those with high NRLT (≥5) compared to those with low NRLT (≤4) was more likely to have CI by 2.7 times (OR = 2.74, 95% CFI = 1.28-5.86). Our data showed that NRLT was independently associated with CI. Hence, rehabilitation of the lost teeth could be important for the maintenance of cognitive function. © 2018 John Wiley & Sons A/S. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd. All rights reserved.

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