2017, Vol. 3 Issue 4, Part F
Assessment of periodontal health of patients undergoing renal dialysis
AUTHOR(S): Paramjeet Singh Demonstrator
ABSTRACT:Background: Recently, several studies have been published in the literature, providing evidence for an increased prevalence of periodontal disease in patients with renal disease, especially in dialysis patients and renal transplant recipients. Aim: To assess the periodontal health of patients undergoing renal dialysis. Materials and method: The study was conducted by the Department of community dentistry of the dental institution. An interview and oral examination of the patients was conducted. From the medical records of the patient, we recovered patient’s medical history, history of renal disease along with type of renal disease, and duration of renal dialysis. WHO Oral Health Assessment form (1997) was followed fwhile conducting oral examination. Results: A total of 91 patients were included in the study. The mean age of the patients was 41.22 + 5.66 years. Maximum patients (n=20) were seen in the age group 50-59 years followed by 60-69 years (n=18). In the group of patients with duration of dialysis up to 2 years, maximum patients were seen in age group 60-69 years (n=13). In the group of patients with duration of dialysis up to 2 years, CPIN code 3 was more commonly seen (n=19). In the group of patients with duration of dialysis more than 2 years, CPIN code 3 was more commonly seen (n=10). Conclusion: There is dire need for dental practitioners to treat patients with complex medical conditions to protect the natural dentition of these patients.
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Paramjeet Singh Demonstrator. Assessment of periodontal health of patients undergoing renal dialysis. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2017;3(4):397-399.