Volume : VI, Issue : VII, July - 2017

Prevalence of third molars with caries & periodontal pathology: Survey in student population

Parth H Mehta, Dr Prashant Punde, Pratiksha Kembhavi, Vaishaki Kamath, Dr Mouneshkumar Cd

Abstract :

 Objective: To assess the prevalence of caries and periodontal pathology in asymptomatic third molar in student population

Materials and methods: The data for this survey will be selected from 30 random students with asymptomatic third molar. Demographic data and data assessing oral health will be collected from each subject in single appointment. Periodontal probing depth of maxillary and mandibular second and third molars will be conducted by trained examiners as a measure of clinical periodontal status. A IOPA radiograph will be taken. Clinical data on caries experience will be collected for all patients using visual–tactile caries examination using explorer.Radiographic evaluation of caries will be done by single radiologist

Results: The data was analyzed from 30 subjects who were students. The findings suggested that more subjects had at least one probing site of 4mm or deeper in third molars as compared to second molars. The subjects had more caries experience in second molars compared to third molars (75% vs. 25%). 40% of subjects had caries experience only in second molars while 13% of subjects had caries experience only in third molars. About 24% of subjects had caries experience in both second as well as third molars while 23% of subjects were caries free.

Conclusion: In this analysis periodontal pocket depth in third molar is high and significant than periodontal pocket depth in second molar and caries experience was detected more frequently on second molars than third molars.

Article: Download PDF Journal DOI : 10.15373/22778179

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Parth H Mehta, Dr Prashant Punde, Pratiksha Kembhavi, Vaishaki Kamath, Dr Mouneshkumar CD, Prevalence of third molars with caries & periodontal pathology: Survey in student population, INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH : VOLUME-6 | ISSUE-7 | JULY-2017


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