Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/124263
Type: Book chapter
Title: Oral health status
Author: Do, L.
Luzzi, L.
Citation: Australia’s Oral Health: National Study of Adult Oral Health 2017–18, 2019 / Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health (ed./s), Ch.4, pp.38-96
Publisher: The University of Adelaide
Publisher Place: Adelaide, South Australia
Issue Date: 2019
ISBN: 9780646803869
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L Do and L Luzzi
Abstract: This chapter reports prevalence and severity of oral diseases and other conditions that affect the teeth and gums. They are arranged using a common format described in Chapter 2. The tables report findings regarding four sets of oral health conditions: • tooth loss, including denture wearing and replacement of missing teeth • experience of dental decay, including untreated cavities, and teeth that have been filled or extracted to treat past decay • gum diseases, including periodontitis and inflammation of the gums • other oral conditions, including tooth wear, dental fluorosis, xerostomia, lack of occlusal contact and oral mucosal lesions. The tables use information collected primarily during the examination. Interview information is limited to questions about tooth loss, denture wearing and dental implants, in response to questions about objective oral health asked in the interview. Xerostomia is also reported under other oral conditions. Other more subjective questions about experience of oral symptoms and perceived needs for dental treatment were also asked in the interview, but they are reported in Chapter 6.
Rights: Copyright status unknown
RMID: 1000018365
Grant ID: http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1115649
Published version: https://www.adelaide.edu.au/arcpoh/national-study/report/
Appears in Collections:Australian Research Centre for Population Oral Health publications

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