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7.Prevalence of Tooth Mobility in Periodontitis Patients

Syed Kashif Abrar1, Saaduddin Siddiqui2, Kashif Aslam3, Nabeel Hafeez5, Hoshang R Sukhia6 and Muhtada Ahmed4


Objective: The rationale of this research was to evaluate the degree of tooth mobility present in patients those who were suffering from periodontitis. Periodontitis is classified as mild periodontitis, moderate periodontitis and sever periodontitis. Tooth mobility is one finding which is commonly used to analyzeperiodontal status and the tooth involved.

Study Design: Cross-sectional study

Place and Duration of Study: This study was conducted at the Dow Dental College, Dow University of Health Sciences, Karachi from July 2022 to November 2022.

Materials and Methods: In this study 1000 patients were examined and treated by completing periodontal evaluation forms and measuring tooth mobility by Nyman’s tooth mobility index.

Results: The results found from the data gathered shown that participants with grade I mobility were 71%. But we can see 23% of patients were having grade II mobility and only 6% of patients were having grade III mobility. Which led us to a conclusion that patients those who were suffering from mild periodontitis showed grade I mobility when compared to moderate periodontitis which showed grade II mobility and patients those suffering from sever form of periodontitis showed grade III mobility.

Conclusion: As the severity of the periodontitis increases the degree of bone loss and tooth mobility increases simultaneously. Studies in which patients with presence of various systemic diseases and smoking habits can be done in future to find out the correlation with tooth mobility. Maintenance of proper oral hygiene is mandatory for the interception of periodontal diseases.

Key Words: Mobility, Mild Periodontitis, Moderate Periodontitis, Severe Periodontitis

Citation of article: Abrar SK, Siddiqui S, Aslam K, Hafeez N, Sukhia HR, Ahmed M. Prevalence of Tooth Mobility in Periodontitis Patients. Med Forum 2023;34(1):29-32.