|Title:||Assesment of periodontal disease using the CPITN index in rural population in Ninevah, Iraq|
|Abstract:||To estimate the prevalence of periodontal disease in a rural population and to assess the periodontal treatment needs, a sample of 1418 individuals aged between 7 years and 70 years, from three villages in Ninevah Governorate was examined using the community periodental index of treatment needs to assess their periodontal condition. Only 12.5% of the sample had healthy teeth and gums, and calculus was the most frequently observed periodontal condition. There is a need for dental prophylaxis and instruction in the use of oral hygiene procedures. There was no significant difference between males and females in periodontal health|
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