Developmental Dental Disorders and Tongue Lesions in Pediatrics of Western India: A Prevelance StudySolanki Jitender1*, Sarika Gupta2, Ravinder Singh3, Rajesh Vyas3 and Jitendra Khetan4
- *Corresponding Author:
- Jitender solanki
Department of Public Health Dentistry
Vyas Dental College and Hospital
jodhpur, rajasthan, India
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Received date: October 20, 2014; Accepted date: November 25, 2014; Published date: November 12, 2014
Citation: Jitender S, Gupta S, Singh R, Vyas R, Khetan J (2014) Developmental Dental Disorders and Tongue Lesions in Pediatrics of Western India: A Prevelance Study. Occup Med Health Aff 2:183. doi: 10.4172/2329-6879.1000183
Copyright: © 2014 Jitender S et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Objective: There is an increase in the frequency of occurrence of Developmental dental Anomalies of oral cavity in all populations. The study was carried out to find the Prevalence of developmental dental anomalies and to assess of oral health status of children upto 15 years of age. Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out among total of 6000 children which comprised of equal males and females (3000 each). Clinical assessment of oral cavity was done for the presence of any developmental disorder in the children. Demographic information was recorded for each subject: age, gender, and education for study subjects and the occupation and income of their parents, on a structured profoma. The data collected was than tabulated and subjected to descriptive statistics Results: Out of total study subjects 1731 (28.8%) had developmental dental anomalies whereas 4269 (71.2%) had no anomalies. Developmental dental anomalies was seen in (27.8%) of males and 29.8% of females). Tongue disorders were seen in 480 (8%) of the subjects, among them the prevalence of coated tongue was 265 (55%), Conclusions: Parents of children with developmental anomalies should be educated about the type and cause of anomaly and they should even be motivated to get the possible treatment done for the same.