Parodontalt status hos patienter vid Tandhygienistprogrammet, Högskolan Kristianstad
: en journalstudie

Translated title of the thesis: Periodontal status of patients at the Dental Hygiene program, Kristianstad University: A journal study
  • Caroline Ekman
  • Elin Sjöstrand

    Student thesis: Bachelor


    Background: Seven to 20 % of the Swedish population have extensive bone loss and 40 % have chronic periodontitis. Gingivitis and some loss of tooth supporting tissues are seen with almost all adults. Aim: The aim of the journal study was to describe periodontal status in patients who were examined by dental hygiene students at the Dental Hygienist Programme at the University of Kristianstad. Method: An empirical study was done using a quantitative method. Data from 103 patient records were compiled. Result: The result is based on patients between the ages of 21-83. At the patient level, the mean value of teeth was 26,2, plaque index 45,7 % and bleeding index 23,6 %. Periodontal pockets 5-6 mm were most common in the teeth 48 (13 %) and 38 (11,4 %). Periodontal pockets >6 mm were most common in the teeth 38 (2,3 %) and 26 (2 %). Conclusion: The mean plaque index is very high (45,7 %) and is not in proportion to the bleeding index (23,6 %). Periodontal pockets >6 mm were rare and most common at molars. Gingival pockets tended to be deeper posterior in the mouth and in older individuals.

    Date of Award2016-Feb-09
    Original languageSwedish
    SupervisorViveca Wallin Bengtsson (Supervisor) & Stefan Renvert (Examiner)

    Educational program

    • Study Programme in Oral Health

    University credits

    • 15 HE credits

    Swedish Standard Keywords

    • Medical and Health Sciences (3)


    • dental hygiene students
    • journal study
    • oral health
    • periodontal status

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