International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Student Project | Dental Medicine | India | Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023


Assessment of Oral Hygiene Complications and Status in Orthodontic Patients: A Prospective Observational Study

Pittala Sushanth | Gurijala Laxman | Tejaswi Chillara [3] | Dr. Ganesh Billa


Abstract: This prospective observational study was carried out at Sai Ganesh Multi Speciality Dental Hospital in Naimnagar, Hanamakonda, spanning a 6-month period. The study aimed to assess oral hygiene complications and status in orthodontic patients, identifying factors contributing to poor oral hygiene. Findings revealed a prevalence of gingival bleeding and high plaque scores in patients with high sugar consumption, infrequent or improper brushing, and low usage of cleaning aids. Plaque index scores were determined using the teeth whitening shade guide and plaque control record, indicating a correlation between high plaque scores and gingival bleeding. The study underscores the suboptimal oral hygiene status among orthodontic patients and emphasizes the necessity of patient education to enhance oral hygiene practices and prevent potential orthodontic complications.


Keywords: Orthodontic patients, Oral hygiene complications, Plaque score, Gingival bleed, Cleaning aids


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 8, August 2023,


Pages: 1895 - 1902


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