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Gaceta médica de México

versión impresa ISSN 0016-3813

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JUAREZ-LOPEZ, María Lilia Adriana; MURRIETA-PRUNEDA, José Francisco  y  TEODOSIO-PROCOPIO, Elizabeth. Prevalence and risk factors periodontal disease among preeschool children in Mexico City. Gac. Méd. Méx [online]. 2005, vol.141, n.3, pp.185-189. ISSN 0016-3813.

Periodontal disease is one of the most frequent oral cavity diseases. Its main characteristic among pediatric patients is gingivitis. The aim of the present study was to determine the prevalence and severity of periodontal disease among preschool children living in an eastern suburb of Mexico City. Study design: We carried out a descriptive/ observational study of 382 school age children. The following indexes were administered: IHOS, IPMA and IP. Risk factors for periodontal disease were analyzed. Results: 70% of the children studied had periodontal disease. The index averages were: IHOS of 1.38+0.51; IPMA of 0.62+0.72 and IP of 0.51+0.42. Cervical cavities, restorations with cervical interference and eruption- exfoliation processes were associated with periodontal disease. Mild chronic gingivitis was the most prevalent. We must strengthen preventive programs aimed at improving oral health, hygienic and dietary habits among preschool children in Mexico.

Palabras llave : Periodontal disease; mild gingivitis; school age children.

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