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Dental Health Status Among Adult Population in Mosul City

Author: Karama M.T AL-Nuaimy كراما
Journal: Tikrit Journal for Dental Sciences مجلة تكريت لعلوم طب الاسنان ISSN: 20731213 Year: 2015 Volume: 3 Issue: 1 Pages: 105-111
Publisher: Tikrit University جامعة تكريت


This study was done to evaluate the Oral health status (dental caries , periodontal disease and treatment needs) in mosul adult individuals the sample include 250 individuals age with ranging between 20-40 years of bothSexes using sharp dental caries explorers with W.H.O periodontal probs to detect periodontal health by the use of DMFT index of W.H.O (1997) and CPITN by W.H.O (1987) .The mean DMFT for the total sample was (3.98 ± 0.15) which was increased with increasing age for the different age groups with significant difference in the mean DMFT for total males and females has been found.The results also showed that the total number of health 468 with a mean of 1.12 tooth /person in need of treatment is the most prevalent needed one surface filling and 308 teeth with a mean 1.01 tooth/person needed two or more surfaces filling.According to the highest CPITN there was significant difference between male and female in calculus at p ≤ 0.05 and shallow pockets at p ≤ 0.01.The results also revealed that the mean number of healthy sextants for the total sample was 4.13 while for bleeding and calculus were 0.82 and 0.31 respectively. It means that the treatment need for periodontal disease is more toward oral hygiene procedure and prophylaxis as general. The dental health education program is an essential activity for promoting optimal oral health and preventing oral disease.


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