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Evaluation of Oral Findings, Symptoms, and Parental Satisfaction of Pediatric Patients Whose Dental Rehabilitation was Completed with General Anesthesia

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Erzincan Binali Yıldırım University, Erzincan, Türkiye

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Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Final International University, Mersin 10, Nicosia, Türkiye

Arch Basic Clin Res 2023; 5: 250-255
DOI: 10.5152/ABCR.2023.22037
Read: 811 Downloads: 402 Published: 01 May 2023

Objective: In this study, it was aimed to evaluate and compare the oral findings and symptoms of pediatric patients whose dental rehabilitation was completed with general anesthesia before and after treatment as well as to investigate parental satisfaction.

Methods: This retrospective observational study included 214 patients who underwent complete dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia for the treatment of early childhood caries and dental caries. The patients’ existing oral symptoms, functional limitations, emotional and social conditions, and the satisfaction of their parents before and 18 months after the dental treatment were evaluated with a questionnaire. Statistical analysis was performed using the McNemar test, and P < .05 was considered statistically significant.

Results: Of the children, 114 were boys and 100 were girls, with an average age of 3 years and 8 months. It was determined that the oral symptoms, functional limitations, and emotional and social conditions of the patients before the treatment decreased significantly after the treatment (P < .05). A high satisfaction rate (98.14%) was also observed among the parents of the patients included in the study.

Conclusion: This study demonstrated that complete dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia of uncooperative children with severe early childhood caries/dental caries has a rapid and positive effect on the physical and social quality of life of these children and their families.

Cite this article as: Karaca S, Akşit Bıçak D. Evaluation of oral findings, symptoms, and parental satisfaction of pediatric patients whose dental rehabilitation was completed with general anesthesia. Arch Basic Clin Res., 2023;5(2):250-255.

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