2023, Vol. 9 Issue 1, Part E
Concealed connection between COVID-19 infection and periodontitis: A survey in Jammu population
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Anu Radha, Dr. Manik Sharma and Parmita Sharma
Introduction: On 11 March 2020, WHO has declared COVID-19 infection a worldwide pandemic as it had severely affected almost every country in the world? Many researchers have given cytokine storm as the basic pathogenesis for COVID 19 complications. Interestingly, Periodontal Disease (PD) is also an inflammatory disease and cytokines play a major role in disease progression. The aim of this survey is to assess the prevalence of gum diseases among COVID 19 patients prior to getting infection.
Methodology: This patient’s self-assessed survey was created and administered a 32-item questionnaire for COVID positive patients. All questions were framed with the help of various standard national and international guidelines and information available at the time of survey.
Result: Out of 400 questionnaire forms, we received 376 responses and out of 376 we excluded 74 partially filled responses. 73.2% had gum diseases prior to COVID-19 and 55% had mobile teeth prior to COVID-19.
Conclusion: There can be definitely an impact of periodontal diseases on progression and complication of COVID-19 and vice-versa. Knowing Periodontal Disease and it’s pathogenic (inflammatory) link with COVID-19 infection would help in identifying the risk groups and establish apropos recommendation.
Pages: 320-323 | 240 Views 61 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Anu Radha, Dr. Manik Sharma, Parmita Sharma. Concealed connection between COVID-19 infection and periodontitis: A survey in Jammu population. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2023;9(1):320-323. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2023.v9.i1e.1700