Scop: Evaluation of the oral health condition of the young adult and realization of a data base comparable with the existing national and international data bases.
Materials and method: The populational study was developed along a year (2002-2003), the data being collected with the WHO questionnaire, and also from extra- and intra-oral examinations based on the WHO evaluation system. The obtained data were analyzed with SPSS 14.0.
Results: The group was formed of 3,179 subiects (30.52% males and 63.86% females) with an average age of 25.7±3.7 years. Caries prevalence was of 96.96%. The DMFT valuewas of 8.13 for the 25-29 years group of age, a higher value comparatively with the other groups (i.e., 7.79±1.23 for the 19-24 years group and 7.60 ±1.78 for the 30-35 years one). Most of the subjects with DMFT = 0 were included in the 30-35 years group of age (16.17%). DT appears as the highest of the DMFT components in the second of the three groups of age (3.30 – 19-24 years, 3.02, respectively – 30-35 years) while, at 25-29 years, the highest value was registered for component FT. 89.95% of the examined teeth had cavitary carious lesions, 59.26% – simple caries, 27.65% –complicated caries and 13.07% – secondary caries.
Conclusions: The considerably higher carious experiencerequires a minute evaluation of the risk factors inthe young adult population, along with the implementation of somepreventive and curative national programs.
- necessary treatment.
- odonto-periodontal status
- young adult