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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2016, Volume : 9, Issue : 10
First page : ( 1704) Last page : ( 1706)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2016.00343.7

To study the impact of nonsurgical periodontal therapy on BMI and Hip-waist ratio in obese patients with and without periodontitis

Sripradha S.

III BDS, Saveetha Dental College, Chennai-600 007

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Online published on 2 March, 2017.


Increase in the Body Mass Index has been associated with various systemic conditions. High BMI has also shows a bi-directional relationship between inflammatory diseases like periodontitis. Periodontitis is a chronic immune-inflammatory disease which is caused by oral bacteria which causes heightened immune mediated reactions which ultimately leads to the destruction of the host periodontal tissues itself. This study investigated the predictive role of obesity on clinical response following non surgical periodontal therapy in patients with and without periodontitis.60 patients received an intensive course of nonsurgical periodontal therapy. Probing depth and attachment loss were assessed. BMI and hip-waist ratio were also measured before and one month after the therapy.


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