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Table 2 Self-rated oral health problems, by dentate (n = 124) and edentate (n = 55) residents interviewed

From: The impact of oral health on the quality of life of nursing home residents

Oral problem Dentate Edentate
(n = 124) (n = 55)
Sensitive teeth 15.4 % N/A
Toothache or severe discomfort 17.1 % N/A
Broken tooth 23.9 % N/A
Loose natural tooth 15.4 % N/A
Loose or ill-fitting denture 4.3 % 34.4 %
Bleeding gum 10.1 % N/A
Dryness of the mouth 41.2 % 40.0 %
Burning sensation in the mouth 3.4 % 3.6 %
Dry, sore or cracked lip 33.6 % 38.2 %
Any problem 61.3 % 50.9 %