Basic Summary for Periodontitis


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Main name of condition: Periodontitis
Other names or spellings: Periodontal disease, chronic adult periodontitis


What is Periodontitis?
  Brief description of Periodontitis: Dental infection of the gums and/or related bones.
  Organs Affected by Periodontitis: teeth, dental
How many people get Periodontitis?
  Incidence (annual) of Periodontitis: 94,482 annual cases in Victoria 1996 (DHS-VIC)
  Incidence Rate of Periodontitis: approx 1 in 48 or 2.07% or 5.6 million people in USA [about data]
How serious is Periodontitis?
  Complications of Periodontitis: see complications of Periodontitis
What causes Periodontitis?
  Class of Condition for Periodontitis: dental
  Causes of Periodontitis: see causes of Periodontitis
  Risk factors for Periodontitis: see risk factors for Periodontitis
What are the symptoms of Periodontitis?
  Symptoms of Periodontitis: see symptoms of Periodontitis
How is it treated?
  Prevention of Periodontitis: see prevention of Periodontitis
Society issues for Periodontitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Periodontitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Periodontitis:
  • 0.064% (8,225) of hospital consultant episodes were for gingivitis and periodontal diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 99% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 68% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1.2 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for gingivitis and periodontal diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for gingivitis and periodontal diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 32 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for gingivitis and periodontal diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 90% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 2% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 85% of hospital consultant episodes for gingivitis and periodontal diseases were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.003% (1,443) of hospital bed days were for gingivitis and periodontal diseases in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)

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