Chronic periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the tooth-supporting tissues that lead to the tooth loss. Objectives: The objective of this study was to measure the prevalence of chronic periodontitis and the treatment needs in the community of the city of Bandung. Methods: This study was a cross-sectional study, conducted in 6 Community Health Centres in Bandung, with 124 subjects suffered from chronic periodontitis. The index used to measure the parameters of periodontal tissue status was the Community Periodontal Index of Treatment Needs (CPITN). Questionnaires to determine the demographic data of the research subjects consisted of age, gender, frequency of toothbrushing, and occupation type. Data obtained was presented in percentage form. Results: Chronic periodontitis was experienced by 124 subjects, consisted of 91 women (73.3%), and 33 men (26.7%). The prevalence of chronic periodontitis in the city of Bandung was 31%, mostly needed for treatment (˃90%) in the form of oral hygiene and scaling. Conclusion: The prevalence of chronic periodontitis in the city of Bandung was quite high, and majority of the patients require treatment.
susanto, A., Rusjanti, J., Rusminah, N., Hendiani, I., Komara, I., & Metta, P. (2018). The Prevalence of Chronic Periodontitis in the City of Bandung, Indonesia: A Cross Sectional Study. International Journal of Medical Science and Clinical invention, 5(7), 3914-3916. https://doi.org/10.18535/ijmsci/v5i7.04