Effect of socioeconomic status on gingival health following periodontal therapy

*, Naik DG and *, Shreshtha P and *, Swati P and *, Uppoor A (2011) Effect of socioeconomic status on gingival health following periodontal therapy. International Journal of Oral Health , 7. pp. 13-18.

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Objective: To evaluate the effect of socioeconomic status (SES) on oral hygiene maintenance in patients with moderate to severe gingival inflammation following periodontal therapy. Materials and methods: Eighty subjects with moderate to severe gingival inflammation were selected in age group of 30-60 years. Gingival inflammation was assessed based on based on the modified sulcus bleeding index (mBSI) and oral hygiene was assessed using Patient hygiene performance index (PHP). Both the values were recorded at baseline and 3 weeks after periodontal therapy. The SES was recorded based on the education, occupation and family income per month (in Indian Rupees) using Kuppusway’s SES scale. Results: Moderate to severe gingival inflammation and fair to poor scores of PHP were obtained before treatment. However, these scores were seen to improve after periodontal therapy irrespective of the SES. The results were found to be statistically significant within groups (p<0.001). Conclusions: SES has a significant effect on the oral hygiene maintenance and presence of gingival inflammation. Oral assessment after periodontal therapy revealed that people from lower and disadvantaged groups were as equally inclined to practice oral health care as those from more affluent groups.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Socioeconomic status, gingivitis, periodontal therapy, maintenance
Subjects: Dentistry > MCODS Mangalore > Periodontics
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 08 Mar 2012 06:43
Last Modified: 08 Mar 2012 06:43
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/3466

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