Background: Children often manifest periodontal disease as inflammation of the gingival tissue. The present study was aimed at assessing gingivitis in school children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 200 high school students of Guru Vashistha Vidyayan, Hajipur. All children were carefully assessed by dental surgeon. Gingival index was recorded as 0 – no inflammation, 1- mild inflammation, 2- moderate inflammation and 3- severe inflammation. Results: Out of 200 subjects, males child were 100 and female child were also 100. Age group 5-8 years had 8 male child and 7 female child, 8-11 years had 24 males child and 20 female child, 11-14 years had 28 male child and 32 female child and 14-17 years had 38 male child and 31 female child. Score 3 was seen in 55% male child and 43% female child, 2 in 30% male child and 25% female child, 1 in 10% male child and 20% female child while 0 in 5% male child and 12% female child. 4% male child and 8% female child never brush teeth, 72% male child and 57% female child brush once a day, 14% male child and 20% female child twice a day and 10% male child and 15% female child thrice a day. Conclusion: Gingivitis in school children is quite common. There is need to educate the children about good oral hygeine and their advantages.
Key words: Gingivitis, School children, Teeth
Received: 3 December 2018 Revised: 27 December 2018 Accepted: 28 December 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Purushottam Singh, Reader, Department of Periodontology, Patna Dental College & Hospital, Bankipur, Patna-800004, Bihar, India
This article may be cited as: Singh P, Singh AK, Singh K. Assessment of prevalence of chronic gingivitis in high school students of Guru Vashistha Vidyayan, Hajipur. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2019;7(1):42-45.