Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003641
Title: Altered taste perception among complete denture wearers
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Background: The sense organs for taste are the taste buds. Tate receptors found within taste buds are located not only on the surface of tongue but also on palate, pharynx, epiglottis, uvula, and the beginning of the esophagus. Clinical experiences suggest that wearing denture might affect the taste because it prevents regular contact between the palatal receptor sites and taste samples. Aim: The objective of the study is to determine the taste perception among patients wearing complete denture by a questionnaire survey on sensing taste such as sweet, salt, sour, and bitter. Objective: The sense organs for taste are the taste buds. Tate receptors found within taste buds are located not only on the surface of tongue but also on palate, pharynx, epiglottis, uvula and the beginning of the esophagus. Clinical experiences suggest that wearing denture might affect the taste because it prevents regular contact between the palatal receptor sites and taste samples. Results: The results inferred from the study were that the presence of complete denture leads to decreased taste perception among the participants to an average of 66%, which was more among 3-month participants than the 6-month group which may be due to adaptation among the later. Conclusion: The presence of complete denture leads to decreased taste perception.

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    J. Sarvesh Kumar1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 , R. M. Visalakshi 2

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    1 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    Corresponding author: Dr.Dhanraj M Ganapathy, Professor and Head,Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, SIMATS, Chennai

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    J. Sarvesh Kumar1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 , R. M. Visalakshi 2

    Title:Altered taste perception among complete denture wearers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (June)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1150-1153)
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    Methodology:Alteration of taste,Taste sensation
    Research Materials:Complete denture, Palate

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Alteration of taste Complete denture Palate Taste receptors Taste sensation

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