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Periodontitis 6th Most Common Disease

We knew that periodontitis is extremely common, given how often we see it in our practice. But the sixth most prevalent health condition in the world??


The International and American Associations for Dental Research (IADR/AADR) have published a paper titled "Global Burden of Periodontitis: A Systematic Review and Meta-Regression."

The purpose of this study was to consolidate all epidemiological data about severe periodontitis and subsequently to generate internally consistent prevalence and incidence estimates for all countries, 20 age groups, and both sexes for 1990 and 2010.

In 2010, severe periodontitis was the sixth most prevalent condition in the world affecting 743 million people worldwide.

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