Association between Halitosis and Periodontal Status


Bondada Venkata Mani Anirudh and Jayanth Kumar Vadivel*


Bad breath or halitosis is an unpleasant odor which is emitted from the oral cavity. Volatile sulphur may be one of the reasons for halitosis.


The aim of this study is to evaluate the association between halitosis and periodontal status.

Material and Method:

A total of 24 patients are recorded with halitosis from June 2019 to February 2020. Out of which 20 patients were associated with periodontal disease. The data was tabulated and analyzed through SPSS.


A prevalence rate of 83 % was seen where halitosis was associated with periodontal disease. P < 0.05 between age and periodontal status.


Within the limits of the study, there was strong association between halitosis and periodontal status.