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PERIODONTAL DISEASES OF ADULTS IN PATIENTS ATTENDING KENYATTA NATIONAL HOSPITAL

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Background.
A periodontal disease is a condition affecting tissues surrounding and supporting the
teeth. Studies have reported that it is a major cause of tooth losing adults. Oral half (50%)
the age of 18 years have some form of the disease after age 35 over 75% of all people are
affected.
Method.
A descriptive sectional design was applied. This is a hospital based study in Kenyatta
National hospital with patients drawn fr-omwards 5,6,7,8" a total of 138 respondents will
participate
Results.
A total of all respondents (69.5% of all the respondents) There were more females n
49(53.8%) than the males n =42 (46.2%).
Majority of age group was 50-60 years old represented by n=21 (23.1 %) only n= 13
(14.4%) knew that periodontal diseases are caused by bacterial deposits on teeth. Poor
cleaning 21 (23.5%) and aging 29(31.9%) were thought to be the primary causes of
periodontal diseases.
Discussion
Majority of the patients did not know what periodontal diseases were 49 (58.2%).This
can be attributed to lack of periodontal awareness and knowledge.
Recommendations:
Oral health provides laying down strategies to create periodontal awareness to the public
and also educate community on preventive measures and importance.

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