Evaluation of Oral Health Status and Dental Need Assessment in Narcotic Drug Abusers

Akbari, Majid and Faghani, Morteza and Kazemian, Ali and Afshari, Reza and Taghian, Ali and Talebi, Atoosa (2015) Evaluation of Oral Health Status and Dental Need Assessment in Narcotic Drug Abusers. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 39 (3). pp. 191-200.

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Introduction: Extensive oral and dental problem in narcotic drug abusers can lead to isolation and unsuccessful addiction treatment. The aim of this study was to assess dental needs in narcotic drug abuse population in the addiction treatment centers or Drug damages reduction centers. Materials and Methods: This ecological, descriptive and cross-sectional study has been done in 4 addiction treatment centers located in different parts of …..andselected by random cluster sampling method. A total of 200 samples were examined in this study. Statistical analyses were performed using the SPSS 11.5 software package and Pearson test. Results: The subjects were 197 men and 3 women. The longest elapsed time from the onset of addiction until referring to addiction treatment center, were between 21 and 25 years and the most common were between 6 to 10 years. Xerostomia was diagnosed in 75 of patients and 98.5 of patients required restorative treatment. The most common range of DMFT was 16-20 (relative frequency: 34.5). There was a statistically significant correlation between DMFT and the duration of addiction (P<0.001). Conclusion: Oral and dental health indicators of addicted persons were significantly low and wide, therefore there is a need to plan dental treatment for individuals participating in drug abuse treatment.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2017 15:22
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2017 15:22
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1825

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