Korean Lepr Bull.  2005 Dec;38(2):81-94.

An analytical on the periodontal conditions and treatment in leprous patients

  • 1National Sorokdo Hospital, Korea. odc0409@yahoo.co.kr


The purpose of this study was to investigate the oral health periodontal conditions (CPITN(0), CPITN(1) CPITN(2) CPITN(3)) and periodontal treatment (non-surgical periodontal treatment and surgical periodontal treatment) of patients who have leprous disease. The objects for this study were 754patients (male: 453, female: 301, 60-69ages: 340, 70-79ages: 414) treated in the oral health center among Leprous disease patients with gingivitis and periodontal disease, residents in the Sirocco from 2003, May 1st to 2005, April 30th. The subdivided result carrying out periodontal conditions and treatment were as follows: 1. The results of periodontal conditions investigated that the number of 60-69year-old patients group were Community Periodontal treatment need index (CPITN)0: 15, CPITN1: 2, CPITN2: 66, CPITN3: 257, and 70-79year-old patients group were CPITN0: 27, CPITN1: 1, CPITN2: 116, CPITN3: 271 (Community Periodontal treatment need index(CPITN)0 of patients who have Leprous disease means exodontias states) 2. The results of periodontal treatment investigated that Non surgical periodontal treatment 25%, Surgical periodontal treatment 70%


Leprosy; Periodontal conditions and treatment; CPITN
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