alexa Treatment management of first permanent molars in children with Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation.
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Author(s): Kotsanos N, Kaklamanos EG, Arapostathis K

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Abstract AIM: To study the treatment management of first permanent molars in children with Molar-Incisor Hypomineralisation (MIH). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis. METHODS: The records of the clientele of a private paediatric dental practice were scanned. Thirty-six cases of children fulfilling the diagnostic criteria of MIH were retrieved who had been followed for a mean period of 4.5 years, and 36 children of matching age and gender, and with similar follow-up period, were randomly selected from the same clientele to serve as controls. RESULTS: Children in the MIH group exhibited greater DMFS and smaller dmfs scores. The frequency of restorative intervention was greater in children of the MIH group (OREST=11.00, 95\% C.I. 2.85-42.45). Stainless-steel crowns had been placed only on MIH group molars. The follow-up records revealed that only restorations in the MIH group needed retreatment. Fillings and sealants in the MIH group had a greater probability of needing retreatment than in the control group (OREST=3.10, 95\% C.I. 1.60-6.01). CONCLUSIONS: Children affected by MIH may need to undergo a significant amount of restorative treatment at an early age. Moreover, fillings and sealants in MIH affected children have a greater probability of needing retreatment than in control group children.
This article was published in Eur J Paediatr Dent and referenced in Dentistry

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