Prevalence of Gingivitis AmongThe Patients Visiting Dental OPD of Dhulikhel Hospital

Bimala Dhakal, Manoj Humagain, Dashrath Kafle


Objective: To determine the prevalence of gingivitis the patients visiting Dental OPD of Dhulikhel Hospital.
Materials and Methods: A sample of 100 subjects was randomly selected from subjects escorting out-patients attending a Dhulikhel Hospital. A brief history about the brushing habit was taken and the full mouth gingival examination was performed. Data collection was done through full mouth examination of gingiva and the gingival index score was assigned as criteria of Loe and Silness. Collected data was analyzed by using software SPSS 16.
Results: Gingivitis was more frequent among females than males and the prevalence increased with age. About 62% had mild gingivitis, 33% had moderate gingivitis and 5% had severe gingivitis.
Conclusions: This is the first study to report on the prevalence of gingivitis in Nepal. Although the results of our study demonstrate higher prevalence of gingivitis in Nepalese adult, larger study with greater sample size is required to elucidate this finding.



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