Stress-Related Oral Manifestations Disorders in A Population Sample of Patients Attending Ajman University Dental Clinics
Psychological stress adversely affects the physiological functions of the body to a significant point leading to various psychosomatic diseases. These diseases have physical symptoms originating from mental or emotional causes, most common of which are stress, anxiety, and depression. The oral mucosa is highly sensitive and reactive to stress. Common oral problems related to stress are MPDS, aphthous ulcers, oral lichen planus, xerostomia, burning mouth syndrome, and bruxism. In the present study, we aimed to study the stress-related oral manifestations and relate it to the type of stress and other psychosomatic disorders in patients attending Ajman University dental clinics. Results showed 46% of the participants in the study had combined two or more stress-related oral manifestations mainly attrition, bruxism, xerostomia, recurrent aphthous ulcer and chronic periodontal diseases, followed by 10.7% diagnosed with generalized attrition and 10% reported with the localized type. The least oral manifestation associated with erosion and MPDS (0.7%). Concluding that, stress and other psychogenic factors play an essential role as contributory factors in the development and progression of oral lesions.
|Journal||Journal of International Dental and Medical Research|
|Publisher||University of Dicle|