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Distribution of tooth wear among institutionalized residents (50-89 years old) in Baghdad city Iraq (Cross-sectional study)

Authors: Mohammed G. Al-Azawi محمد العزاوي --- Sulafa K. El-Samarrai سلافة خالد السامرائي
Journal: Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2014 Volume: 26 Issue: 1 Pages: 180-183
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد

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Background: Tooth wear is one of the most common problems in the older dentate population which results from theinteraction of three processes (attrition, abrasion and erosion) and it affects all societies, different age groups, and allcultures. This study was achieved to evaluate the prevalence and distribution of tooth wear among institutionalizedresidents in Baghdad city Iraq.Subjects and Methods: This survey was accomplished on four private and one governmental institution in Baghdadcity. One-hundred twenty three (61 males, 62 females) aged 50-89 years were participated in this study. The diagnosisand recording of tooth wear were according to criteria of Smith and Knight.Results: The prevalence of tooth wear was 100% with a mean (30.79± 19.39) and median (28). The highest grade oftooth wear recorded was grade 2 (56.9%), followed by grade 3 (26%), grade 4 (17.1%). There was no statisticallysignificant difference of total tooth wear among age groups (P>0.05), astatistically significantdifference was seenregarding the severity of tooth wear among different age groups; for grade 2 and grade 4 (P <0.05), while astatistically highly significant difference recorded for both grade 1 and grade 3. A statistically highly significantdifference of the total tooth wear was recorded between the total males and females (P <0.01).Conclusion: The occurrence of tooth wear among those subjects was high thus they need oral health policy makersfor promotion, prevention and restorative care


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Prevalence and severity of Periodontal disease among institutionalized elderly in Baghdad-Iraq

Author: Bacima GH. Ali B.D.S.M.Sc د.بسيمة علي
Journal: MUSTANSIRIA DENTAL JOURNAL مجلة المستنصرية لطب الاسنان ISSN: 18138500 Year: 2005 Volume: 2 Issue: 1 Pages: 120-123
Publisher: Al-Mustansyriah University الجامعة المستنصرية

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This research analyzes data {rom dentate institutionalized elderly in Baghdad city .The study population comprised (100) dentate elderly ranging in age from 50-100 years27( males and 28 females) .Results showed that Prevalence of gingivitis was 100%among the elderly in both sexes and that the severity is higher among females for score 3and 2 of plaque index .

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