Prevalence of malocclusion and periodontal status in Tibetan school children of Kushalnagar, Mysore district.

S. Alexander, S. Hegde, P. Sudha

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Abstract

A representative sample of 817 Tibetan school children aged 7 to 17 years of Mysore district were examined for malocclusion, gingival bleeding and calculus, using plane mouth mirror, sickle explorer and periodontal probes, under natural light. A very slight increase in malocclusion was noted in school girls, in addition to the statistically significant increase in gingival bleeding among 8-13 years and 17 year old girls and 7-10 years and 15-16 year old boys. Moreover, a highly statistically significant increase in calculus was perceived amongst girls. The present study thus showed an increasing demand for preventive and therapeutic dental treatment in these children and early identification of such individuals at risk, can lead to better disease management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)114-117
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-1997

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Malocclusion
Calculi
Hemorrhage
Disease Management
Mouth
Tooth
Light
Therapeutics

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  • Dentistry(all)

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In: Journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Vol. 15, No. 4, 01.12.1997, p. 114-117.

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