COMPARISON OF DENTAL CARIES STATUS OF TYPE-2 DIABETICS WITH NONDIABETICS

  • Imran Khan Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Tabinda Shan Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
  • Manzoor Ahmed Manzoor Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry/National University of Medical Sciences (NUMS) Rawalpindi Pakistan
Keywords: Dental caries, Decayed, Missing and Filled teeth index, Type-2 Diabetes Mellitus

Abstract

Objectives: To determine the association of type-2 Diabetes Mellitus with dental caries by using decayed, missing and filled teeth index.

Study Design: Case control study.

Place and Duration of Study: Out-patient department of operative dentistry at Armed Forces Institute of Dentistry, Rawalpindi for one year.

Material and Methods: Age, gender and oral hygiene matched, 50 type-2 diabetics and 50 non-diabeticsindividuals, of 30 to 50 years of age were enrolled for the study. The Decayed, Missing and Filled teeth (DMFT) scores were assessed and recorded on proforma.

Results: The difference in DMFT scores of type-2 diabetics and non-diabetics is statistically non significant, (p=0.294).

Conclusion: Type-2 diabetes mellitus was not significantly associated with higher DMFT, so there is no difference in frequency of dental caries in type-2 diabetics and non-diabetics.

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Published
2019-08-27
How to Cite
Khan, I., Shan, T., & Manzoor, M. (2019). COMPARISON OF DENTAL CARIES STATUS OF TYPE-2 DIABETICS WITH NONDIABETICS. Pakistan Armed Forces Medical Journal, 69(4), 854-56. Retrieved from https://pafmj.org/index.php/PAFMJ/article/view/3213
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