IJSR International Journal of Scientific Research 2277 - 8179 Indian Society for Health and Advanced Research ijsr-6-10-12185 Original Research Paper ASSESSMENT OF PERIODONTAL STATUS AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN ATTENDING BASAWESHWARA TEACHING AND GENERAL HOSPITAL, GULBARGA A 2 WEEK STUDY Ambrapali.S Dr. Dr Gangambika Nasty Dr. October 2017 6 10 01 02 ABSTRACT


Aim: To determine the knowledge on oral health and periodontal status of pregnant women.

Material and methods: A total of 60 pregnant women visiting the department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at Basaveshwara Teaching and General Hospital, Gulbarga, Karnataka were studied. The dental knowledge were assessed by 10 close ended questionnaire. Clinical parameters were assessed using Plaque index, Gingival index and Periodontal probing depth.

Results: Majority, 51(85%) had no oral health problems during pregnancy. 52(87%) had mild gingivitis, 5(8%) had moderate gingivitis, 3(5%) had severe gingivitis. 54(90%) had good levels of plaque index scores, 4(7%) had fair levels of plaque index scores and 2(3%) had poor levels of plaque index scores. with only 20% having periodontal pocket depth.

Conclusion: Prevalence of periodontal disease among pregnant women in our study was low and the level of oral care was good.