A Clinical Study on the Taste Threshold of the Patients with Xerostomia

구강건조증환자의 미각역치에 관한 연구

  • Ko, Myung-Yun (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Kwon, Kyung-Min (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Heo, Jun-Young (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Tae, Il-Ho (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University) ;
  • Ahn, Yong-Woo (Department of Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Pusan National University)
  • 고명연 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 권경민 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 허준영 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 태일호 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실) ;
  • 안용우 (부산대학교 치과대학 구강내과학 교실)
  • Published : 2008.03.30


To investigate the change of taste sensitivity which follows after treatment for xerostomia, from September, 2006 to July, 2007, we categorized the patients, who were diagnosed as xerostomia in Oral Medicine, College of Dentistry, Busan National University, as subject group and from September, 2007 to December. The patients who were not diagnosed as systemic disease were categorized as control group. The results were as follows ; 1. Taste threshold comparison showed the differences at tongue lateral, tongue tip, circumvallate papilla between subject and control. 2. Taste threshold comparison showed no difference in male between subject and control. 3. Taste threshold comparison showed decrease in whole tongue except soft palate in female. 4. Taste threshold comparison showed no difference between first and second visit, but there was a tendency to change in circumvallate papilla.


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