Annals and Essences of Dentistry

Annals and Essences of Dentistry
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ISSN: 0975-8798, 0976-156X

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Abstract

PREVALENCE OF DENTAL CARIES AND TREATMENT NEEDS AMONG HEMOPHILIC CHILDREN OF KOTA CITY, RAJASTHAN

Sudhanshu Saxena, Shashikiran ND

Background: Hemophilic children must be thought of as special patients. Although there have been number of studies regarding with oral surgical, periodontal management of hemophilia there is paucity for the dental caries and its severity in hemophiliac children. The objective of this study is to assess prevalence of dental caries and treatment needs among hemophilic children attending Rajasthan hemophilia society, Kota City, Rajasthan. A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on a group of children suffering from haemophilia with age ranging from 0 to 15 years. Dentition Status and Treatment Needs Index (WHO 1997) was used to record dental caries. A total of 164 subjects of both the sexes were examined. Over all prevalence of dental caries was 87.19%. The present study showed dental caries prevalence and treatment needs was high among hemophilic patients indicating need for dental services at the earliest as a preventive measure for these patients.

Published Date: 2010-06-30;

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