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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2015  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-69

Association between tobacco smoking and periodontal status among bank employees of Meerut city


1 Department of Preventive and Community Health Dentistry, D.J. College of Dental Sciences, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India
3 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Al Farabi Dental College, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Pedodontics, KM Shah Dental College and Hospital, Sumandeep Vidyapeeth University, Vadodara, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Nikhil I Malgaonkar
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Sciences, Al Farabi Dental College, Riyadh
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2348-2915.161203

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Introduction: Periodontal diseases are currently understood to be more complex by nature than previously considered. It is multifactorial. It is not only produced by bacteria, but also by numerous local and systemic factors. Smoking may be considered as one of the major risk factor for periodontal diseases and early loss of teeth. Aim: To assess the periodontal status and early loss of teeth among smokers and nonsmokers of bank employees of Meerut city. Materials and Methods: All the available bank employees of 72 banks were included in the study. The investigator was trained and calibrated before the start of the study. Information about age, sex, religion, occupation, education, tooth brushing frequency, smoking habit, associated systemic diseases, awareness about oral health were recorded by investigator using WHO oral health assessment form (1997). Results: Sextants affected with deep pockets among smokers was 59.8% compared to nonsmokers 31.2% was statistically significant (P < 0.05). A teeth lost among smokers was 62.45% compared to nonsmokers was 35.86%, respectively (P < 0.05).


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