INVESTIGATION OF ABRASION RELATED TOOTH SURFACE LOSS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ORAL HYGIENE BEHAVIOURS

  • Saman Hakeem Associate Professor & HOD, Prosthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Anum Baqar Senior Registrar, Prosthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Abid Mohsin Assistant Professor & HOD, Community Dentistry, Mohammad Bin Qasim Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Farnaz Ilyas Senior Registrar, Prosthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Asim Monpuri Senior Registrar, Prosthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
  • Fatima Hassan Registrar, Prosthodontics, Bahria University Medical and Dental College, Karachi, Pakistan
Keywords: Cross sectional survey, dentist, habits, oral hygiene, software, tooth brushing, tooth wear

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to explore the frequency and severity of dental abrasion related tooth surface loss and its association with tooth brushing behaviors in residents of Karachi, visiting Bahria University Dental Hospital. This cross-sectional survey comprised of clinical examination to assess the abrasive lesions and an interview session via structured questionnaire to explore the oral hygiene habits. Assessment of dental abrasion using the diagnostic criteria of Smith and Knight Index of tooth surface loss was carried out by a prosthodontist. The data analysis was done using SPSS software and chi- square test was applied to obtain the reliability between the variables. Out of 261 study population, 61(23.4%) cases were encountered with abrasive cervical lesions. Most of the cases around 81.9%, were found to be localized especially in premolar region. Maxillary arch showed predominance with 47.0 % of lesions. In relation to Smith and Knight Tooth wear index, majority of the patients, that is 54.0 % fell into the grade 1 severity score. An insignificant correlation was noted between variables of tooth brushing behaviors and abrasive lesions.

Published
2017-12-31
How to Cite
Hakeem, S., Baqar, A., Mohsin, A., Ilyas, F., Monpuri, A., & Hassan, F. (2017). INVESTIGATION OF ABRASION RELATED TOOTH SURFACE LOSS AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH ORAL HYGIENE BEHAVIOURS. Pakistan Oral & Dental Journal, 37(4), 542-646. Retrieved from http://podj.com.pk/index.php/podj/article/view/37
Section
Prosthodontics