International Journal of Dental Sciences

International Journal of Dental Sciences


International Journal of Dental Sciences
International Journal of Dental Sciences
Vol. 2, Issue 3 (2020)

A survey of dental disease in outpatients of Rajshahi district, Bangladesh


GM Masud Parvez, Md Sanowar Hossain, Khhalekatun Murtuza, Sumsun Nahar Priya, Tagar Chandra, Sadia Sokhi, Rifa Sanzida, Madon Kumar, Hafiza khatun, Md Nazmul Islam, Md Arafatuzzaman, Md Mahee Anam, Rohima Khatun, Md Alamgir hossain

The main purpose of this survey was to evaluate the periodontal disease condition within its occurring frequency and provide awareness to the dental patients in the Northern area of Bangladesh. In this survey work, total of 450 patients were interviewed including male and female within an age of >1 years. The maximum resident belongs to Rajshahi but some of them are from other region. A standard questionnaire was designed by research team and the English questionnaire was translated to Bengali to the respondents and the method of data collection was direct interview. Written consent was also taken from participants. This survey findings indicates that females are suffering dental problems more frequently than male. Though only few are illiterate (13.11%) but they have lack of knowledge about dental problems. In our study the patients suffers from cavity (49.11%), toothache (60.67%), bleeding (28.67%), sensitivity (68.67%), gum infection (20.22%), loose teeth (16.44%), dental plaque (35.33%) and bad breath (31.78%). The patients has habit of taking tobacco (14.67%), piper betel (10.22%), cold drinks (27.11%), chocolate (25.11%) and tea/coffee (66.44%). In this study majority of the patient clean their tooth by brushing (92%) and they use horizontal stroke (38.22%), vertical stroke (12%), both (36.89%). So for the betterment the patients must be conscious about their oral health especially about oral disease, life style and cleaning techniques.
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