Frequency of Tooth loss in Diabetic smokers.
Edentulism is a condition which is associated with tooth loss. It can be partial or complete edentulism and is the most common oral health issue. It affects subjects of every age group. Multiple factors are believed for causing tooth loss including from poor oral hygiene to systemic diseases. Aim of this study is to highlight the causative factors which are believed to be associated with increased number of tooth loss. Hence, by identifying these factors, preventive techniques could be opted in time in order to prolong the tooth life. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Fatimah Memorial Medical and Dental College, LHR. Period: August 20118 to December 2018 Material & Methods: 100 students which were recruited. By trained dentist after following standard protocols. After approval from ethical committee all the demographic data and relevant information was entered into predesigned proforma. Data was analyzed in SPSS version 21.0. Result: Study showed significant results showing that smoker diabetic subjects have more number of tooth loss. Conclusion: Smoking and diabetes are strong contributory factors for increased number of tooth loss.