Frequency of Tooth loss in Diabetic smokers.

  • Rabia Zia Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore
  • Benash Altaf Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad.
  • Zeeshan Ali Khan DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.
  • Shireen Jawad Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad.
Keywords: Diabetes, Edentulism, Smoking, Oral hygiene

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Rabia Zia, Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore

BDS
Post Graduate Trainee
Department of Dentistry
Fatima Memorial Hospital Lahore

Benash Altaf, Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad.

MBBS, M.Phil
Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology

 

Zeeshan Ali Khan, DHQ Hospital, Faisalabad.

FCPS
Assistant Professor
Orthopedic Surgeon

 

Shireen Jawad, Aziz Fatimah Medical and Dental College, Faisalabad.

MBBS, M.Phil
Associate Professor
Department of Physiology

 

Published
2019-12-10