Periodontal condition and periodontal risk assessment in adult patients with cystic fibrosis
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Department of Paediatric Dentistry, University of Medical Sciences, Poznań, Poland
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Tamara Pawlaczyk-Kamieńska   

Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, ul. Bukowska 70, 60-812, Poznań, Poland
Ann Agric Environ Med. 2020;27(2):235-239
The presence of chronic inflammation in the mouth, such as infectious disease of the periodontal tissues, may be the reservoir of microorganisms that are not usually present, including Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

The purpose of the study was to create a profile of periodontal conditions and periodontal risk assessment in adult patients with cystic fibrosis.

Material and methods:
The study involved 22 patients with cystic fibrosis (CF) aged 29.43 years. The following parameters were included in the clinical study: number and cause of permanent teeth loss (excluding third molars), the presence of plaque (PCR), bleeding on probing (BOP), probing pocket depth (PPD), clinical attachment level (CAL). On the basis of obtained clinical data, the periodontal status and the periodontal risk were determined.

The study showed healthy periodontal tissues in 9 people (41%), gingivitis in 5 (23%), and mild periodontitis in 8 (36.36%). The periodontal risk in the vast majority of patients (90.91%) was at a low level – only 2 people, on average.

The poor oral hygiene in CF patients indicates the need to develop standards of dental care for this group aimed at education and elimination of risk factors for oral diseases. The obtained results of clinical trials do not rule out the likelihood of auto-infections of the respiratory system originating from periodontal tissues, which, in CF patients, may adversely affect the general state of health and conducted therapy.

The authors express their thanks grateful to individuals with cystic fibrosis who contributed to this study. The study was supported by the Department of Pulmonology, Allergology and Respiratory Oncology, University of Medical Sciences in Poznań, Poland.
The authors declare that they have no conflict of interests regarding the publication of this paper.
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