Navigation Links
4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study
Date:6/5/2013

WEDNESDAY, June 5 (HealthDay News) -- Billions of people around the world have untreated tooth decay, a new study has found.

Researchers from the Institute of Dentistry at Queen Mary, University of London, discovered that dental problems affect up to 3.9 billion people -- more than half of the world's population.

"There are close to 4 billion people in the world who suffer from untreated oral health conditions that cause toothache and prevent them from eating and possibly sleeping properly, which is a disability," study leader Wagner Marcenes said in a university news release. "This total does not even include small cavities or mild gum diseases, so we are facing serious problems in the population's oral health."

As part of a systematic assessment of global data on 291 major diseases and injuries in 2010, the researchers found untreated tooth decay or cavities in permanent teeth were the most common, affecting 35 percent of the global population.

The study, published recently in the Journal of Dental Research, also showed that oral conditions accounted for 15 million disability-adjusted life-years globally, suggesting an average health loss of 224 years per 100,000 people.

Moreover, the global burden of oral conditions increased 20 percent between 1990 and 2010, primarily due to population growth and aging. The global burden of oral problems is also shifting from severe tooth loss to severe gum disease and untreated cavities, the researchers said.

"Tooth loss is often the final result when preventive or conservative treatments for tooth decay or gum disease fail or are unavailable," Marcenes said. "It is likely that current dental services are coping better to prevent tooth loss than in the past, but major efforts are needed to prevent the occurrence and development of gum diseases and tooth decay."

"Ironically, the longer a person keeps their teeth, the greater the pressure on services to treat them," he said.

The most significant increases in the burden of oral conditions were seen in Oceania and east central and sub-Saharan Africa.

More information

The U.S. National Institutes of Health provides more information on tooth decay.

-- Mary Elizabeth Dallas

SOURCE: Queen Mary, University of London, news release, May 30, 2013


'/>"/>
Copyright©2012 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Related medicine news :

1. U.S. Obesity Rate Set to Soar, Costing Billions: CDC
2. Duplicate spending on veterans care costs billions
3. Record 4.02 billion prescriptions in United States in 2011
4. Chronic Pain May Cost U.S. $635 Billion a Year
5. Food-Assistance Program Sees $2 Billion Spent on Sweet Drinks: Study
6. Chewing betel quid exposes half a billion people to direct carcinogens
7. Sleep problems cost billions
8. Consumers benefitted nearly $1.5 billion from the ACAs medical loss ratio rule in 2011
9. Cloud Storage Market growing at CAGR of 40.2% to reach $46.8 Billion by 2018 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
10. Activated Carbon Market Growing at CAGR of 11.1% to Reach $3 Billion by 2016 - New Report by MarketsandMarkets
11. Cancer Costs Billions Yearly in U.S. Worker Productivity: Study
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
4 Billion People Worldwide Have Untreated Cavities: Study
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... “Tomorrow Trump Goes ... Trump bringing greatness back to the presidency and to America. “Tomorrow Trump Goes To ... do as much as she can for this country. , Nancy attributes her patriotic ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... WI (PRWEB) , ... December 07, 2016 , ... ... Labs, was honored to present at the International Probiotic Association’s Washington DC workshop ... and government regulators to engage in dialog regarding probiotic dietary supplement regulations. ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... Men ... a higher risk of serious health problems, such as cardiovascular illness, according to ... Soleymani of Beverly Hills Periodontics & Dental Implant Center notes that the correlation ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... ... health management, announces today a strategic relationship with CitiusTech, a leading healthcare ... engine that offers advanced Clinical Quality Measures (CQM) computation capabilities (as a ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... ... December 06, 2016 , ... CarriersEdge, providers of online ... new suite of Driver Wellness courses. Offered in three modules, the courses can be ... so fleets can educate drivers about how to stay healthy on the road. , ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/6/2016)... NEW YORK , Dec. 6, 2016 ... atomic nucleus. Radioisotopes are produced either by using nuclear ... energy in the form of alpha, beta or gamma ... thus emitted are used in Nuclear medicine, specifically in ... to provide diagnostic information about a human body,s functioning. ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... 6, 2016 Human Vaccines Market: Scope ... wise and country wise analysis of the human ... of human vaccines products, raw material suppliers, vaccine ... the market. The report provides qualitative and ... Qualitative analysis comprises market dynamics, trends, product overview, ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... BOLTON, Miss. , Dec. 6, 2016 ... and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty event ... Mississippi . The technology debuted before an audience ... Bryant and representatives from Homeland Security, Federal Law ... Telemedical Drone Project, known as HiRO (Health Integrated Rescue ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: