Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 3 - 2020
Periodontal Status and Treatment Needs Among 12 Years Old School Children in Baghdad
S Hanoush1* and Bashar Helail2
1B.D.S Baghdad, D.D.P.h. RCS England, M.C.D.H England
2Post Graduate, Dip Bristol England
*Corresponding Author: S Hanoush, B.D.S Baghdad, D.D.P.h. RCS England, M.C.D.H England.
Received: February 05, 2020; Published: February 29, 2020


Epidemiological data regarding gingival health and oral status in 688 school children aged 12 years old from different geographical sites in Baghdad were obtained and analysed on the basis of sex, region and socio-economic status differences.

On the basis of the findings, a relatively high percentage of the subjects demonstrated the presence of gingivitis and plaque (82.63%) with no sign of any destructive periodontal disease.

A better periodontal status in urban areas was reported and compared with the rural population, and in a higher socio-economic group than the group with lower status.

A significant difference was reported between sexes; girls had better periodontal status than boys, in both urban and rural regions.

Regarding the treatment need 14.09% of the total sample needed dental health education, 67.01% needed dental health education and prophylaxis, while 18.87% needed gingival treatmen.t

The finding emphasis a need for immediate implementation of oral hygiene and prophylaxis program for prevention of gingival disease to achieve the ultimate goal which is the preservation of intact dentition for life.

Keywords: Periodontal Status; School Children in Baghdad


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Citation: S Hanoush and Bashar Helail. “Periodontal Status and Treatment Needs Among 12 Years Old School Children in Baghdad”. EC Dental Science 19.3 (2020): 01-09.

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