Occurrence of caries and periodontal disease in selenium-treated patients with Spielmeyer-Sjögren's disease.

Abstract

The possible influence of continuous exposure to selenium on dental caries and gingivitis was examined during a clinical trial of selenium administration to patients suffering from a progressive encephalopathy, Spielmeyer-Sjögren's disease. The study group consisted of eight children (mean age 12.5 years) and a control group of the same age and size from the same institution. DMFS- and Gingival Bleeding Indices were recorded at the onset of the selenium medication and thereafter once a year. No difference in the caries incidence or in the prevalence of gingivitis between the two groups could be shown during the follow-up period.

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@article{Saxn1983OccurrenceOC, title={Occurrence of caries and periodontal disease in selenium-treated patients with Spielmeyer-Sj{\"{o}gren's disease.}, author={Lauri Sax{\'e}n and Tapio Viljanen and Tuomas Westermarck}, journal={Scandinavian journal of dental research}, year={1983}, volume={91 5}, pages={356-9} }