PERIODONTAL STATUS ASSESSMENT IN ORTHODONTIC PATIENTS IN NISHTAR INSTITUTE OF DENTISTRY MULTAN

Dr Meeral Ijaz, Dr Ayesha Talib, Dr Ahmad Masoud
2020 Zenodo  
Aim: To assess the periodontal status of orthodontically treated patients and to compare the periodontal status of patients with and without orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted on 50 orthodontic patients, i.e the orthodontic group and 50 non-orthodontic patients, i.e a non-orthodontic group selected from the Orthodontic and Periodontics Department of Nishtar Institute of Dentistry Multan for one-year duration from May 2019 to May 2020. CPITN
more » ... y 2020. CPITN (Community Periodontal Index for Treatment Need) was used to assess the periodontal condition of indexed teeth. SPSS version 17 and Chi Square test were used to analyze and compare the data. Result: A statistically significant relationship was found on the CPITN scale between orthodontic and non-orthodontic patients (p <0.01). Conclusion: Patients undergoing orthodontic treatment have increased plaque accumulation and probing depth, which may be associated with periodontal destruction. Motivating the patient to maintain oral hygiene and scaling regularly will minimize the dangerous effects on orthodontic patients. Key words: CPITN, ongoing orthodontic treatment, gingivitis, pocket depth
doi:10.5281/zenodo.4311616 fatcat:bzytc5xchzeypl343fzhkazfye