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International Journal of Oral Health Dentistry

Oral Health Status, Dental Caries Experience & Treatment Needs of Population of Jammu City

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Author Details: Rajkumar Maurya, Debshri Kundu, Harpreet Singh, Harsh Mishra

Volume : 1

Issue : 4

Online ISSN : 2395-499X

Print ISSN : 2395-4914

Article First Page : 164

Article End Page : 167


Objective: Assess oral health status & treatment needs of population in Jammu and Kashmir.
Methodology: Study was conducted on 810 civilians in age group of 18-50 years with mean age 30.8 years. The oral health screening was based on clinical examination using DMFT and CPITN Index as per WHO format.
Result: Prevalence of caries was 67% and mean DMFT was 4.09. Decayed teeth had highest DMFT index of 67 %, filled teeth 61 % and missing component had 56%, of which 63% needed some prosthesis. CPI score 18% healthy periodontium, 28% bleeding on probing, 36% calculus, 11% pockets of 4-5mm depth and 7% had pockets > 6mm.
Conclusion: There was increased prevalence of caries and periodontal problem personnel residing in Jammu city. High need seemed to be due to lack of time and awareness about dental health, unfavorable environmental & difficult terrain.

Key words: DMFT, CPITN, CPI Score