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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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YANES RUIZ, Yadira; TORRES LOPEZ, Mileydi de la Caridad; RUBIO RIOS, Grétel  and  CANIZARES OBREGON, Yudith. Periodontal situation in diabetic patients. Zaza del Medio. Sancti Spiritus. 2010. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.56-64. ISSN 1608-8921.

Introduction: Diabetes mellitus is an increasing health problem in which the periodontal disease is considered the sixth complication in dentistry and at the same time a risk factor for periodontitis. Objective: To describe the periodontal disease in diabetic patients over 30 years old in Zaza del Medio, Taguasco in the period 2008-2010. Methodology: A transversal, descriptive and observational study was carried out from April 2008-2010 with a sample of 52 patients. The variables taken into account were age, sex, diabetes, periodontal condition, time of evolution, and diabetic treatment. A periodontal rate treatment was used to determine the periodontal health condition. The observation method and the data collecting model were used and results were presented in frequency distribution tables. Results: the most representative group was the one between 50-59 years and women as well. Diabetes type II was more common with a predominance of severe gingivitis in patients with less than 10 years of evolution. Conclusion: gingivitis was the predominant periodontal affection.

Keywords : periodontal situation; diabetes mellitus.

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