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Malaligned Teeth and Periodontal Health in the Anterior Segment among a Sample of Sudanese Patients

Malaligned Teeth and Periodontal Health in the Anterior Segment among a Sample of Sudanese Patients

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Title: Malaligned Teeth and Periodontal Health in the Anterior Segment among a Sample of Sudanese Patients
Author: Abuaffan, Amal H.; Salih, Samir A.
Abstract: Background: Many adult patients with periodontal disease demonstrate the positioning of the teeth that comprise their ability for proper mechanical tooth cleaning of the proximal tooth surfaces. With adequate combined periodontal-orthodontic treatment, it is possible to re-establish a healthy and well-functioning dentition. Aim: To evaluate the impact of various types of malocclusion on the periodontal health status in the anterior teeth. Materials and Methods: Crosses sectional study for 315 Sudanese patient’s age 15- 46 years old attending the periodontal clinic at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology. The Community Periodontal Index scores were evaluated together with types of malocclusion in either maxillary or mandibular arch for each individual. Results: Markedly healthier periodontal conditions were found in women (45%) than men, equally in both the mandible and the maxilla. A strong association was found between age and Community Periodontal Index (P-value= 0.000), and malocclusions with corresponding periodontal health status (P-value= 0.001). Conclusion: Maligned teeth appear to have a negative effect in regards to periodontal health status among the Sudanese patients.
URI: http://khartoumspace.uofk.edu/123456789/21252


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