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Editorial Board       p-ISSN 2308-4944 (print)       e-ISSN 2409-0085 (online)
SOI: 1.1/TAS         DOI: 10.15863/TAS

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ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science 11(67) 2018

Philadelphia, USA

* Scientific Article * Impact Factor 6.630

Younis, F., Basharat, A., & Naveed, M.

Frequency of various dental problems among children below 10 years of age.

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Language: English

Citation: Younis, F., Basharat, A., & Naveed, M. (2018). Frequency of various dental problems among children below 10 years of age. ISJ Theoretical & Applied Science, 11 (67), 310-313. Soi: Doi:

Pages: 310-313

Published: 30.11.2018

Abstract: Objective: To determine frequency of dental abnormalities among children. Design and duration: This is a cross sectional study. It was started in January 2018 and completed in August 2018 comprising on total duration of 8 months. Setting: Study was conducted at Multan Medical and Dental College, a city of Pakistan. Patients and methods: All patients below 10 years of age presenting to study institution dental out-door during study period, were included in this study. A performa was designed containing all relevant questions about age, dental problem, duration etc. Consent was taken from all patients included in this study. Permission was taken from ethical committee of the institution for conducting study. Data was documented properly and analyzed using Microsoft office. Results were calculated in the form of percentage and frequency and expressed via tables and graphs. Results: There were total 180 cases included in this study including 100(55.5%) female cases and 80(44.4%) male cases. Presenting complaints among these cases were tooth ache in 82 cases while 98 were nirmal, tooth mobility was present in 35 cases, tooth fracture was in 40 cases, gum bleeding was seen in 67 cases, food impaction on teeth was reported in 120 cases, bad breath was noted in 72 cases, bad dentation was present in 25, tooth were sensitive in 110 cases, noise in jaw joint was present ijn 15 cases, holes in tooth were noted in 30 cases and poor oral health was seen in 60, good health in 85 and very good oral hygiene was seen in 35 cases. Conclusion: Poor oral hygiene is associated with dental problems in school going children. Dental problems can be avoided by maintaining good oral hygiene.

Key words: Dental problems, oral hygiene, gum bleeding, tooth ache in children.








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