IS VARIATION IN SLEEP AN INDUCING FACTOR FOR CAUSING ORAL DISEASES- A CROSS-SECTIONAL ANALYSIS

Dr. Amarpreet Singh, Dr. Ashish Bali, Dr. Rajib Bishwas

Abstract


Background- Since inflammation is characteristic of both periodontitis and inadequate sleep, periodontal disease may have a role in inadequate sleep. Sleep deprivation is becoming increasingly common in today’s society. The purpose of this study is to determine if there is an association of periodontontal disease and sleep.

Methodology:In this study 50 non institutionalized participants were selected randomly and divided into 2 groups: Patients suffering from gingivitis (25) . Patients suffering from chronic periodontitis(25). Data from the selected patients was collected by the department of public health dentistry by Hu Friedy Williams periodontal probes by placing it parellel to the tooth long axis and data collection for gingivitis was done using Loe and Sillness gingival Index. PSQI questionnaire was used to measure the quality and patterns of sleep.

Results: The present study elucidated that mean PQSI was highest in the periodontitid group followed by gingivitis and lowest in the healthy subjects and the difference among the three groups was  statistically significant.


Keywords


sleep deprivation, periodontitis, gingivitis

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