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Assessing Untreated Dental Caries among Private and Public Preschool Children in Riyadh, a Cross-Sectional Study Design

Bashayr Alosaimi, Ghada Alturki, Sumiah Alnofal, Noura Alosaimi, Shahzeb H. Ansari

Correspondence Address :

Bashayr Alosaimi
Dental Intern at Riyadh Colleges of Dentistry and Pharmacy
Saudi Arabia
Tel: 0505222996
Email: ousaimi.b@gmail.com

Received on: November 27, 2017, Accepted on: December 12, 2017, Published on: December 19, 2017

Citation: Bashayr Alosaimi, Ghada Alturki, Sumiah Alnofal, Noura Alosaimi, Shahzeb H. Ansari (2017). Assessing Untreated Dental Caries among Private and Public Preschool Children in Riyadh, a Cross-Sectional Study Design

Copyright: 2017 Bashayr Alosaimi, 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.

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Aim: To assess the prevalence of untreated dental caries among private and public pre-school children in Riyadh using the DMFT/dmft and the PUFA/pufa indices and to correlate the DMFT/dmft and PUFA scores with different variables related to education level of parents, oral hygiene measures, and eating habits.
Materials & Methods: Total 530 preschool children aged 3-5years old were randomly recruited from different private and public school of the Riyadh. Caries were recorded in terms of decayed, missing and filled teeth for both primary teeth (dmft) and permanent teeth (DMFT). The PUFA/pufa index was also recorded for both dentitions regarding the presence of severely decayed teeth with visible pulpal involvement (P/p), ulceration caused by dislocated tooth fragments (U/u), fistula (F/f) and abscess (A/a).
Results: Of the total sample, 85.5% of preschool children showed one or more decayed tooth in their oral cavity with mean dmft was 5.54 (SD: 3.49). Over all in pufa the mean pufa value was 0.67(SD: 1.74) , p (Pulp involvement) component showed highest value with mean of 0.62(SD: 1.63) followed by f (fistula) 0.03(SD: 0.17) and a (abscess) 0.01(SD: 0.11). With respect to age group the mean for dmft for 3 years was 4.26(SD: 3.63), 4.63(SD: 2.97) and 5.81(SD: 3.54) for 4 and 3 years old kids respectively with the
significant difference among age groups with p value 0.003. Related to brushing habits, 89.3% reported that their kids do brush the teeth and 96.2% parents reported that they encourage their kids to brush their teeth and 31% reported that their kids brush their teeth twice daily. Brushing habit differ significantly among gender, girls were brushing more frequently than boys with p value 0.003.
Conclusion: Through this cross-sectional study we concluded that the proportion of untreated dental caries was high among preschool children recruited for the study which points to the need for diverting attention in order to promote early detection and primary prevention of caries prevalence and progression. Moreover deciduous dentition needs more vigilant screening and early treatment so to prevent the progression of caries in permanent dentition.

Keywords: PUFA/pufa index, Untreated dental caries, Caries assessment, Pre-school children