Gingival health status among 3-5 years old children in Al-Edwania village, Baghdad


Background: Periodontal disease is one of the most widespread diseases in Iraq therefore this study was conducted to assess the periodontal condition.Materials and methods: A sample of 91 children living in AL-Edwania village was examined using plaque and gingival indices.Results: It showed a high prevalence of gingival inflammation, gingival inflammation increased with age, and females had a significantly higher gingival index mean than males. The mild type of gingivitis was found to be the highest score. Higher gingival and plaque index means in posterior segment were demonstrated than that in anterior segment.Conclusion: The most common type of gingivitis was the mild. The GI and PlI were increased with age and higher among females.