Evaluation of the prevalence of caries in the second deciduous molar and adjacent first permanent molar in children of 6-12 years.
Keywords:Caries, First Permanent Molar, Primary Teeth
Objective: To evaluate the prevalence of caries in second molar deciduous molar and adjacent first permanent molar in children. Study Design: Cross Sectional study. Setting: Dental Outdoor Department of Ibn-e-Siena Hospital. Period: March 2021 to August 2021. Material & Methods: A total of 1,250 patients between the age of 6-12 years were included in the study, who were free from the other dental issues. Consent was taken from the patients and parents after explaining the procedures. Examination was done by a senior Operative dentist. For diagnosis of the caries ICDAS criteria was undertook Results: A total of 1250 children between the age of 6-12 years were included in the study. Out of these 250 children had first permanent molar caries. Boys were effected more and second deciduous molar tooth caries were associated with development of caries first permanent molars as these are closely placed. Conclusion: Association between presence of caries in primary teeth is correlated with the development of caries in the permanent teeth. So caries in the primary teeth, predicts the development of caries in the permanent teeth.
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