International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 3, Issue 6, Part D (2017)
Oral health status of visually disabled individuals attending blind schools in Nagpur city
Visually disabled cannot visualize the plaque on the teeth surfaces so even understanding the importance of oral hygiene to maintain is difficult for them, which results in the progression of dental caries as well as inflammatory disease of the periodontium
Aims & objective of the study: To assess the oral health status of visually disabled individuals attending blind schools in Nagpur city
Material & Method: A cross-sectional study was conducted among the individuals attending blind school in Nagpur City
Result: In total strength of 120 visually impaired individuals, dental caries was diagnosed in 23, malocclusion in 26, poor oral hygiene in 50, fractured of anterior teeth in 2, and oral abnormality in 19
Conclusion: It was observed that visually impaired individuals have poor oral hygiene status (41.66%), with moderate rate of caries prevalence (19.57%) and malocclusion (21.85%) and mild rate of trauma.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Akhilesh Shewale, Dr. Deepti Gattani, Dr. Yogita Dhengar, Dr. Bhagyashri Gudadhe, Dr. Sneha Meshram. Oral health status of visually disabled individuals attending blind schools in Nagpur city. Int J Appl Res 2017;3(6):224-226.