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Evaluation of salivary flow and taste perception in complete dentures weares


The use of complete denture can cause taste perception disturbers, principally in geriatric patients that report dry mouth sensation during the mastication. The aim of this study is to evaluate if the replacement of inadequate complete denture can improve the salivary flow, ±-amylase quantification and taste perception in geriatrics patients. The treated patients at the Total Prosthodontics Course during the 2011 year will be evaluated, and will receive oral and complete denture hygienic instruction. The intra and extra oral exams will be made with indirect light through a mouth mirror, wooden tongue depressor and gauze. To evaluate the stimulated a non stimulated salivary flow rate and salivary pH will be made into two saliva collects between 9:00 and 11:00 o`clock. The amylase activity will be made with the stimulated saliva using a kinetic test. For the taste perception will use a visual analog scale that will verify 4 modalities of basic sensorial perception: salty, sweet, sour and bitter. The tests will be realized before the complete denture substitution and after the new prosthesis adjust and installation. The data will be collected, tabulated and submitted to statistical analysis. (AU)

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TANGO, RUBENS NISIE; ARATA, ANELYSE; SOUTO BORGES, ALEXANDRE LUIZ; COSTA, ANNA K. F.; PEREIRA, LUCIANO JOSE; KAMINAGAKURA, ESTELA. The Role of New Removable Complete Dentures in Stimulated Salivary Flow and Taste Perception. JOURNAL OF PROSTHODONTICS-IMPLANT ESTHETIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE DENTISTRY, v. 27, n. 4, p. 335-339, APR 2018. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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