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Objective- Oral health-related quality of life (OHQoL) is a multifactorial term that takes into account functional, psychological, social, and pain/uneasiness in relation to orofacial problems. The goal of this research was to see how periodontal status and educational level affected OHQoL in patients referred to Dental Hospital.
Methodology- A total of 145 patients from Pacific Dental College, Debari, Udaipur, Rajasthan, participated in this cross-sectional analysis. OHQoL was measured using the OHQoL UK questionnaire, which was translated into Hindi and given to patients at random. A clinician examined the periodontal attachment loss. ANOVA was used to analyze the data using SPSS software 23.0. Statistical significance was described as a P value of less than 0.05.
Results-The participants in this research were 145 adults (61 men and 84 women) between the ages of 17 and 70. There was a statistically significant relationship with periodontal disease severity and OHQoL scores (P 0.05).In terms of psychological variables, the mean QoL score in patients with extreme periodontitis was significantly lower than in patients with moderate periodontitis (P 0.05). Furthermore, patients with a higher level of education had a statistically significant (P = 0.0001) higher mean QoL score.
Conclusion- According to the impact of periodontal disease severity on QoL, necessary intervention should be made for timely diagnosis and treatment in order to enhance QoL.