Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health

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Research Article - Journal of Clinical Dentistry and Oral Health (2022) Volume 6, Issue 6

CORRELATION BETWEEN OHI SCORES AND CLASS II DENTAL CARIES IN PATIENTS VISITING A PRIVATE DENTAL COLLEGE

Introduction: Dental caries is one of the most common preventable diseases which are recognized as the primary cause of oral pain and tooth loss. WHO claimed that poor oral health may have a profound effect on general health as well as quality of life, and several oral diseases are related to chronic diseases Aim: The aim of the current study is to correlate the OHI scores and class 2 dental caries. Materials and methods: This is a comparative and descriptive study which was performed under a university setting in the year 2021. The data of patients who visited dental college from December 2020 to March 2021 was collected by reviewing patient’s records and analyzing data. Patients with class II dental caries are considered in the study. The collected data was compiled , reviewed, tabulated and entered in SPSS software for running the chi square test to find if the correlations were statistically significant (p<0.05). Results and discussion: The study reveals that males had higher OHI scores and presented with more number of classes II caries than females than females. The former result was found to be statistically not significant (p=0.484, i.e. p<0.05) and the latter was found to be statistically significant (p=0.000 i.e., p<0.05). Patients with OHI scores of 9-12 presented with more class II caries (14.47%). This result was found to be statistically significant (p=0.000 i.e., p<0.05). Conclusion: The current study reveals that males had higher OHI scores and class 2 caries than females. The association between the OHI scores and the number of class 2 caries revealed that patients who presented with a high number of class 2 caries had high OHI scores.

Author(s): Anjum S, Mahalakshmi J

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