Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery

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Short Communication - Journal of Oral Medicine and Surgery (2018) Volume 1, Issue 1

Presence and Severity of Periodontal Diseases among Special Health Care Needs Individuals

To explore the distribution and severity of periodontal diseases among individuals getting daily care in an institution specialized in training individuals with special needs in Riyadh city. Furthermore, special needs individuals are living longer, demanding regular oral health care, especially with periodontal disease. Periodontal disease is the most common disease in dentistry. The prevalence rate is variable all over the world. In Saudi Arabia, study of Idrees et al, 2014 reported 100% prevalence of plaque induced gingivitis in normal adults. The oral health condition of special health care needs individuals has been reported in previous literature to be affected by numerous sociodemographic factors, including living circumstances and severity of handicap Materials and Methods

Author(s): Hiyam Al Mozayen

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