Aim- Correlation of mucosal findings with the type of tobacco abusive habits. Objective- To find out the predilection of oral mucosal lesions in patients consuming smokeless, smoking, or both (smokeless & smoking) or along with alcohol. Material and Methods- A cross-sectional questionnaire based study was conducted in Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology to assess correlation of mucosal findings with the type of tobacco abusive habits in Babu Banarasi Das College of Dental Sciences, Babu Banarasi Das University Lucknow. A total of 100 questionnaires were distributed among patients and results were collected and analyzed statistically using SPSS software version 17.0. Results- In a predetermined questionnaire with mucosal finding on the type of tobacco abusive habits, a survey was conducted to identify the comparison between the smokers and the smokeless tobacco, both or both with addition to alcohol and the results showed that the oral mucosal lesion were significantly higher in individuals involving in both smokeless & smoking tobacco users (100%), as compared to smokeless tobacco (91.6%), smoking (50%) and others (61.2%), Conclusion-Most of the lesions recognized in this study are pre-cancerous in nature thus giving us the opportunity to intercept them at an early stage. And with proper counseling, we may assist in eradicating this abuse to some extent and provide primary prevention.
Key words: Mucosal lesions, tobacco.
Received: 12 December 2018 Revised: 26 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Devbrat Upadhyay, PG student , Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Upadhyay D, Misra N, U Deepak, Singh P, Banerjee A, Jaiswal S. Correlation of Mucosal Findings with the Type of Tobacco Abusive Habits. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):9-13.