Worldwide, there are billions of people who suffer from major untreated dental problems, according to a new report published in the Journal of Dental Research.
Professor Wagner Marcenes, of the Institute of Dentistry at Queens Mary at the University of London, led an international research team investigating oral health as part of the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2010 study, according to a news release from the university.
The report shows that oral conditions affect as many as 3.9 billion people in the world- more than half of the total population. Authors found untreated tooth decay or cavities in permanent teeth was the most common of the nearly 300 major diseases and injuries measured by the GBD 2010 study, affecting 35 percent of the world’s people.
This total does not even include small cavities or mild gum problems, so we are facing serious problems in the population’s oral health. The study also found that the global burden of oral conditions is shifting from severe tooth loss to severe gum disease and untreated cavities.
For more information, see the study in the Journal of Dental Research published online before print May 29, 2013.
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