Oral health in Nigeria.

@article{Akpata2004OralHI,
  title={Oral health in Nigeria.},
  author={Enosakhare Samuel Akpata},
  journal={International dental journal},
  year={2004},
  volume={54 6 Suppl 1},
  pages={361-6}
}
Most oral health surveys in Nigeria have been sporadic and based on convenience samples. Periodontal disease with deep pocketing occurs in Nigerians at an early age, the prevalence being 15-58% in those aged above 15 years. Caries experience has been reported to vary between very low and low in most studies, but is moderate in some urban communities. Although mean DMFT is below 4 in most communities, the restorative index is extremely low, most carious teeth remaining unrestored. The higher… CONTINUE READING