EFFECTIVENESS OF FISSURE SEALANTS IN REDUCING EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES INCIDENCE AMONG PAKISTANI POPULATION. A COMPARATIVE STUDY

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Dr. Nimra Noreen
Dr. Hina Hammad
Dr. Hasan Afaq Zaidi
Dr. Kelash Kumar
Dr. Tayyaba Mumtaz
Dr. Syed Adnan Ahmed
Dr. Sumreen Mujahid

Keywords

Early childhood caries, Fissure sealants, Preventive Dentistry

Abstract

Introduction: Early childhood caries affects children and their oral tissues. The methods applicable for the prevention of early childhood caries at a global level are still a long way ahead. Children who display early ECC symptoms, have inadequate dental hygiene, receive minimal fluoride treatment, and are frequently exposed to sugary snacks and beverages are considered high-risk.


Objective: The study aims to assess the effectiveness of fissure sealants in reducing childhood caries incidence among the Pakistani population.


Material and Methods: This comparative study was conducted in one of the Hospitals in Pakistan from June 2022 to December 2022. Almost 120 children belonging to age group 2-5 years were randomly selected for the evaluation procedure. Data was analyzed by using SPSS 23.0.


Results: The results of the study revealed that group of children belonging to the age group 2 to 5 years, the retention rate was 100% after two months, 100% after four months, 88% after six months, 96% after eight months, and 94% after ten months.


Conclusion: The study proved that fissure sealants are effective in reducing early childhood caries.


 

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