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Prevalence of Dental Caries and Traumatic Dental Injuries among 6- to 12-year-old Children in Bhopal City, India

ND Shashikiran, Pratibha Ahirwar, Priyanka Maran, Pawan Raj Kannojiya

Citation Information : Shashikiran N, Ahirwar P, Maran P, Kannojiya PR. Prevalence of Dental Caries and Traumatic Dental Injuries among 6- to 12-year-old Children in Bhopal City, India. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017; 10 (2):172-176.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1429

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).



Dental caries and trauma are the most common oral health problems for many decades. There is need for prevalence data to analyze the nature of the problems and to take necessary steps in improving public health.

Aim and objectives

To assess the prevalence of dental caries and traumatic dental injuries among schoolchildren of age 6 to 12 years in Bhopal city.

Settings and design

Cross-sectional study design was selected. Universal sampling method was followed in this study.

Materials and methods

A total of 1,204 children were examined. The distribution of samples was done based on age, gender, residing area, and type of school.

Statistical analysis

Data were collected and statistically evaluated under chi-square test and analysis of variance.


The overall caries experience (73.17%) was found to be higher than that of traumatic injury experience (20.9%). There was age-related correlation between age and decay, missing, and filled teeth score.


Since most injuries occur at home or at school, educating the individual is the key that will have a great impact on the prognosis of traumatic injuries. Also good food habits need to be instilled in children from a tender age with the help of parents, which is the ultimate solution to fight caries.

How to cite this article

Maran S, Shashikiran ND, Ahirwar P, Maran P, Kannojiya PR, Niranjan B. Prevalence of Dental Caries and Traumatic Dental Injuries among 6- to 12-year-old Children in Bhopal City, India. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2017;10(2):172-176.

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