Objective: The objective of the study was to assess the impact of periodontal disease on oral health related quality of life among patients.
Method: It was a cross-sectional descriptive study in which 384 patients visiting Oral Health Science Department, Shaikh Zayed Hospital and Postgraduate Federal Institute Lahore were included. The data was collected through questionnaire wgich was analyzed by using SPSS version 20.0.
Results: Out of 384 patients, 73.2% were males and 55.7% was upto 35 years old. Among the patients, 82.6% had never trouble in pronouncing words due to periodontal disease. 37.2% patients felt that sense of taste has worsen, 56.8% patients were having painful itching in mouth, 59.1% patients were uncomfortable in eating food and 51.3% felt tense owing to periodontal disease. 47.7% patients had interruption in meals, 36.2% were found irritable with other persons and 34.6% patients had difficulty in performing usual job. 24.5% patients were entirely unable to function. Majority (60.2%) patients had BOP in less than 6 sites, 84.6% had PPD >4mm and 61.2% patients had CAL 2mm or above.
Conclusion: Periodontal disease was most prevalent among males and young age group people. Majority of the patients were uncomfortable in eating food. A large numbers of patients had BOP in less than 6 sites, PPD 4mm or above and CAL 2mm or above.