PREVALENCE OF GINGVITIS IN PATIENTS VISITING BIBI ASEEFA DENTAL COLLEGE, LARKANA.
Introduction: Oral health is an important portion of overall healthiness which is attained by virtuous oral hygiene. Most common oral disease is gingivitis and its prime etiological reason is plaque and as well as calculus deposition leading to bleeding gums. Energies need to be fixated on raising inhabitant’s consciousness of the importance of oral hygiene and on early diagnosis of gingival and periodontal problem. Objectives: To evaluate the prevalence of gingivitis in patients visiting Bibi Aseefa Dental College, Larkana. Study Design: Cross-sectional study. Setting: Bibi Aseefa Dental College, Larkana. Period: From 4th March to 10th June 2018. Materials and Methods: 200 patients reporting to the outpatient department were involved in the study. The data was collected through questionnaire followed by examination of gingiva using gingival index of Loe and Silness with the help of dental mirror and probe. Data was analysed by Statistical Products and Service Solution (SPSS) version-16. Results: The males were 44.5% and females were 55.5%. Prevalence of gingivitis was 55%. Gingival status was evaluated as 36% mild, 15.5% moderate and 2% had severe type of gingivitis. 48% gingivitis was in males and 52% was in females and it was statistically not significant. Conclusion: Majority of patients who had complaint of gingivitis, were due to lack of maintenance of oral hygiene and those who maintain their oral hygiene were reported as normal health status.