Imprisoned people are exposed to several risk factors involved in odontal and periodontal pathologies (stress, hereditary factors, smoking, alcohol, parafunctions, oral respiration, eating habits, various implications of systemic pathology). As a function of the detention period, individual oral hygiene and of other additional factors, the general picture of the health condition of the inmates known as influencing their state-of-mind may be drawn.
The present study, devoted to the correlation between the risk factors of the odontal and periodontal pathologies manifested in inmates and the detention environment, was performed on a group of patients imprisoned for various time intervals; the experiments evaluated their clinical condition in the beginning of their detention period, by calculation of caries and periodontopaty indices, and also by tracing of the psycho-social risk factors to which the persons under analysis may be exposed. Mention is made of a special penitentiary-type neurosis, manifested in all patients deprived of freedom. The conclusion of the study is that detention and absence of freedom have a negative influence on the ortho-dental health condition.
- oral hygiene
- penitentiary-type neurosis