Sadia Rashid, Sana Zafar, Talib Hussain, Danish Javed, Nadia Junaid, Muhammad Umair Dastgir Bhatti* and Muhammad Rizwan
Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan
*Corresponding Author: Muhammad Umair Dastgir Bhatti, Department of Community and Preventive Dentistry, Foundation University Islamabad, Pakistan.
Received: August 17, 2020; Published: September 16, 2020
The objective of the study was to assess the correlation between periodontal disease and oral health related quality of life amongst study sample. It was a case control study including 632 individuals screened by calibrated examiners at Department of Oral Diagnosis, Dental Hospital, Sialkot, Pakistan. Oral examination was carried out by two calibrated examiners to measure the periodontal disease i.e. (CAL more than 2 mm, BOP more than 6 sites and PPD more than 4 mm). Three hundred and sixteen (316) were participants with periodontal disease (case group) and 316 were participants without periodontal disease (control group). A back translated Urdu version of the standardized validated oral health impact profile (OHIP-14) questionnaire was used to quantifying the impact on quality of life in both groups. Approximately 63.0% participants in case group had trouble in pronouncing words due to periodontal disease and only 9.0% in control group reported this issue. 83% participants had painful itching in mouth in the case group and 13% in control group. Majority (81.5%) of the participants in case group were uncomfortable in eating food and 72.9% felt tense due to periodontal disease. 69.7% participants in case group were found irritable with other people as compared to only 5% in control group.
Periodontal disease showed a significant correlation with oral health related quality of life amongst the study population.
Keywords: Periodontal Disease; Oral Health Related Quality of Life; Bleeding on Probing; Probing Pocket Depth; Clinical Attachment Level
Citation: Muhammad Umair Dastgir Bhatti., et al. “Correlation between Periodontal Disease and Oral Health Related Quality of Life". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.10 (2020): 21-25.
Copyright: © 2020 Muhammad Umair Dastgir Bhatti., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.