Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : Aggarwal, Vipin


Evaluation Of Traumatic Dental Injuries In Visually Impaired Children

Garima Dayal; Charu Aggarwal; Vipin Aggarwal; Mandira Gulati; Tushyata Chandhok; Mohit Bhatnagar

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1064-1068

Background: Visually impaired children suffer from many health problems which include orofacial trauma, dental caries, and periodontal disease. Out of these, orofacial trauma is the most common health hazards. The present study was conducted to assess traumatic dental injuries in children. Materials & Methods: 64 visually impaired children age ranged 4-14 years of both genders were recruited. The cause of the injury and the type of TDI was classified, according to the system described by Ellis classification.
Results: The main cause of injury was fall was 24, cycling in 10, sports injury in 16 and accident in 14 children. Ellis class I fracture was found in 10, class II in 18, class III in 12, class IV in 8, class V in 4, class VI in 1, class VII in 2, class VIII in 5 and class IX in 4 children. The difference was significant (P< 0.05).
Conclusion: There was higher prevalence of traumatic dental injuries in visually impaired children.

Assessment Of Cases Of Type I Diabetes And Oral Health Status In Children- A Clinical Study

Garima Dayal; Vipin Aggarwal; Charu Aggarwal; Mandira Gulati; Ejya Mathur; Abhishek Mathur

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 1, Pages 1059-1063

Background: Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic systemic metabolic disease characterized by abnormally high blood glucose levels. The present study was conducted to assess cases of type I diabetes mellitus and oral health status in children. Materials & Methods: 82 children age ranged 8-16 years of both genders were selected. Diagnosis of dental caries decayed, missing, and filled surfaces/decayed and filled surfaces was done. Blood samples were collected and HbA1c values measured. Results: There were 14 controlled diabetics and 68 uncontrolled diabetics. The mean dfs score in diabetics was 0.612 and in uncontrolled diabetics was 0.431, mean plaque score was 0.71 and 0.89 in controlled and uncontrolled diabetics and mean gingival score was 0.056 and 0.215 in controlled and uncontrolled diabetics. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Conclusion: No difference in dfs score, plaque score and gingival score in controlled and uncontrolled diabetics was observed.