International Journal of Clinical Preventive Dentistry

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Table. 1.

Table. 1.

Oral Health Assessment Tool for dental screening

Category 0=Healthy 1=Changes* 2=Unhealthy* Category scores
Lips Smooth, pink, moist Dry, chapped, or red at corners Swelling or lump, white/red/ ulcerated patch; bleeding/ ulcerated at corners
Tongue Normal, moist roughness, pink Patchy, fissured, red, coated Patch that is red and/or white, ulcerated, swollen
Gums and tissues Pink, moist, smooth, no bleeding Dry, shiny, rough, red, swollen, one ulcer/sore spot under dentures Swollen, bleeding, ulcers, white/ red patches, generalized redness under dentures
Saliva Moist tissues, watery and free flowing saliva Dry, sticky tissues, little saliva present, resident thinks they have a dry mouth Tissues parched and red, very little/no saliva present, saliva is thick, resident thinks they have a dry mouth
Natural teeth Yes/No No decayed or broken teeth/roots 1-3 decayed or broken teeth/roots or very worn down teeth 4+decayed or broken teeth/roots, or very worn down teeth, or less than 4 teeth
Dentures Yes/No No broken areas or teeth, dentures regularly worn, and named 1 broken area/tooth or dentures only worn for 1-2 hrs daily, or dentures not named, or loose More than 1 broken area/tooth, denture missing or not worn, loose and needs denture adhesive, or not named
Oral cleanliness Clean and no food particles or tartar in mouth or dentures Food particles/tartar/plaque in 1-2 areas of the mouth or on small area of dentures or halitosis (bad breath) Food particles/tartar/plaque in most areas of the mouth or on most of dentures or severe halitosis (bad breath)
Dental pain No behavioural, verbal, or physical signs of dental pain Are verbal &/or behavioural signs of pain such as pulling at face, chewing lips, not eating, aggression Are physical pain signs (swelling of cheek or gum, broken teeth, ulcers), as well as verbal %/or behavioural signs (pulling at face, not eating, aggression)
Total score: 16
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