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Prevalence of Gingivitis in Tehsil Takht Bhai District Mardan KPK Pakistan

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Naeem Gul, Aziz Ur Rehman, Hameed Ur Rehman, Hazrat Noor, Nasir Ali Khan, Nasir Mahmood, Matiullah, Matiullah, Sana Ashiq, Kanwal Ashiq, Haleema Sadia, Shahid Raza, Hamid Mehmood, Mehboob Khan, Abdul Aziz, Kausar Malik

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Int. J. Biosci.15( 1), 448-453, July 2019

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.12692/ijb/15.1.448-453


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Oral hygiene is important for the social, economic and personal developments (Petersen 2003). Poor oral hygiene is the most common cause of gingivitis. Gingivitis is an inflammatory disease which affects gums. The sign and symptoms of gingivitis is pain, swelling, bleeding of the gingival tissues. Untreated gingivitis if left then it leads to periodontitis and loss of teeth. Studies showed that periodontitis is associated with killer diseases like diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, rheumatoid arthritis and low birth weight etc (Gangadhar et al. 2011). The area of study was TakhtBhai, Mardan at THQ in the months of February 2018 to April 2018. According to table 4.1 62.5% of the studied population of the urban area of district TakhtBhai showed that they have gingivitis while about 83.3% of the total studied population showed gingivitis and they belong to the rural areas of the district TakhtBhai. This showed that the oral hygiene in the residents of TakhtBhai is very poor and needs to improve through awareness and the consequences of it.


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Prevalence of Gingivitis in Tehsil Takht Bhai District Mardan KPK Pakistan

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