The analysis of self-evaluation of stomatological health in patients with partial absence of teeth
The aspects related to self-assessment of dental health in patients with partial absence of teeth were analyzed using questionnaire survey, clinical examination of patients and extracting data from health questionnaires from patient's medical records were studied. Patients with a partial absence of teeth most often admit to dental medical organization with complaints about impaired chewing function. At the same time, most of respondents with largest number of such complaints belong to older age groups: 45-54 and 55-62 years. The main problems with maxillofacial region of patients are of aesthetic character - the general aesthetics of the face and smile. As well as main factors of patients' anxiety, significant for dental health self-assessment are facial distortion and unattractive smile. The insufficient knowledge and literacy of studied group of patients regarding their need to restore partial absence of teeth, possible consequences of partial absence of teeth and the lack of information about modern methods of orthodontic care for patients with partial absence of teeth were established. The criterion of following the recommendations of attending physician and regularity of brushing teeth is defined and described. The application of study data makes it possible to optimize organization of orthodontic care for patients with partial absence of teeth.