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Impact of non-surgical periodontal therapy on oral health related quality of life

Author: THANISH AHAMED.S, ARVINA RAJASEKAR
Abstract: Background and Objectives: Periodontal disease is one of the most common oral health problems. However, studies have focused on therapeutic outcomes rather than studying the impact of periodontal therapy from the patient's perspective. One of the tools to measure Oral Health Related Quality of Life (OHRQoL) is the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14). Hence, the study aims to assess the impact of non-surgical periodontal therapy on OHRQoL among chronic periodontitis patients. Materials and Methods: Study was performed on 50 chronic periodontitis patients who reported to the Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai. Clinical examination was performed using gingival index (GI) and probing pocket depth (PPD) and the Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14) questionnaire was administered to every study subject before non-surgical periodontal therapy. These procedures were repeated 3 weeks after the treatment to assess both the clinical and patient based outcomes of the therapy. Results: Significant reduction in clinical parameters like gingival index and probing pocket depth was observed from baseline to 3 weeks follow-up. Also, when patient based outcomes were assessed, baseline OHIP-scores were reduced from 41.90 ± .974 to 9.46 ± .706 at the end of 3rd week. There was a statistically significant difference in GI, PPD and OHIP-14 scores between baseline and 3 weeks follow-up. (p=0.000) Conclusion: The present study suggests that non-surgical periodontal therapy improved patient based outcomes as equally as the clinical parameters. Hence, periodontal diseases are directly associated with oral health related quality of life and treatment of the disease may enhance quality of life from a patient’s perspective.
Keyword: Periodontitis, Periodontal therapy, Quality of life, Oral health.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.31838/ijpr/2021.13.01.073
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