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Original Article

Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs among Hemophilic Children in Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Kola Srikanth Reddy, N Venugopal Reddy, M Ajay Reddy, V Danaeswari, MD Noorjahan

Keywords : Children, Hemophilia, Oral health, Treatment needs

Citation Information : Reddy KS, Reddy NV, Reddy MA, Danaeswari V, Noorjahan M. Oral Health Status and Treatment Needs among Hemophilic Children in Hyderabad, Telangana, India. Int J Clin Pediatr Dent 2019; 12 (1):30-32.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10005-1585

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2018

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Aims and objectives: The aim of this study is to evaluate and compare the dental caries stratus and treatment needs of hemophilic children with that of healthy and normal children. Materials and methods: A descriptive cross-sectional study was conducted on 60 subjects with age ranging from 7-16 years attending and registering their names, residential address, parental occupation, and other criteria in Hemophilic Society at the Telangana state. The oral hygiene status was recorded by using oral hygiene index-simplified (OHI-S). Teeth affected by dental caries and teeth restored/extracted as sequale of dental caries were assessed using decayed, missed, filled tooth (DEFT) and DMFT for primary and permanent dentition, respectively. Statistical analysis: Data were analyzed by means of SPSS, version 21.0, and the Chi-square test and the Kruskal-Wallis test. Results: The mean oral hygiene index simplified scores were 1.28 in 7-9 years and 1.87 in 13-16 years, respectively. The mean DMFT + DEFT of 7-9 years was 4.76 and for 13-16 years was 3.11 highest mean DMFT + DEFT 4.76 was recorded in the 7-9 years age group. Conclusion: The present study showed that oral hygiene status of hemophilic children was poor and treatment requirement was high among hemophilic children. The overall prevalence of dental caries was 73.3% and the treatment needs were 93.90%.

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