Prevalence of Gingivitis, Plaque accumulation and Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth among slum population in Bangladesh

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  • MA Hannan Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • MTH Chowdhury Department of Dental Public Health, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • MAI Khan Department of Dental Public Health, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • AFMA Chowdhury Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • KM Shahidullah Department of Prothodontics, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • AK Saha Department of Dental Public Health, City Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka
  • A Anjum Department of Science of Dental Materials, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v40i2.25182

Abstract

A cross-sectional survey, using cluster sampling technique, of slum population, was done to explore the oral health status and the prevalence of common oral diseases. A close ended questionnaire comprising Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth (DMFT) Index, Gingival Index (Löe and Silness) and Plaque Index was applied to evaluate and record oral diseases, in both male and female population, covering a wide range of age groups. Clinical examination was carried out in different slum set ups, including slum schools by trained and calibrated examiners. Three thousand nine hundred and four (3904) slum dwellers participated in the survey. Prevalence of Caries was expressed in mean DMFT, recording of gingival status followed the method of Löe and Silness, oral hygiene status was evaluated using Plaque index. Mean decayed component, of the DMFT, was significantly higher than filling and missing component. Both decayed and missing components showed increasing trend, and filling components decreased as the age progressed. Prevalence of gingivitis and plaque accumulation was remarkably high among slum dwellers. Significantly high level of common oral diseases was found among Tongi slum dwellers.

Bangladesh Med Res Counc Bull 2014; 40 (2): 47-51

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MA Hannan, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Sapporo Dental College and Hospital, Dhaka



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2015-10-05

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Hannan, M., Chowdhury, M., Khan, M., Chowdhury, A., Shahidullah, K., Saha, A., & Anjum, A. (2015). Prevalence of Gingivitis, Plaque accumulation and Decayed, Missing and Filled Teeth among slum population in Bangladesh. Bangladesh Medical Research Council Bulletin, 40(2), 47–51. https://doi.org/10.3329/bmrcb.v40i2.25182

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