A survey on dental treatments provided under general anesthesia for pediatric patients: A hospital-based retrospective audit

Sreekanth K Mallineni1Orcid, Jayachandra Bhumireddy2Orcid, Azher M Mohammed3Orcid, Vinod Mukthineni4Orcid

Highlights

General anesthesia is commonly used to facilitate dental treatment in children with anxiety or challenging behavior, many of whom are children.
This study highlights a great need to develop the healthcare system regarding the appropriate management of caries among children with primary dentition.
Restorative procedures were given priority over the extractions in dental treatment under general anesthesia in the present study.

Abstract

Aim: To evaluate the dental procedures carried out under general anesthesia (GA) on children with primary dentition in a pediatric hospital. Methods: The study comprised all children with primary dentition treated under GA at a private pediatric hospital from January 2014 to December 2017. The data was tabulated based on the dental records include reasons for dental treatment under general anesthesia (DGA), dental status, and treatment provided. Descriptive statistics were used for statistical analysis and chi-square test used for the comparison. Results: Forty-eight children with primary dentition were utilized the service of general anesthesia for dental treatment. Dental caries (78%) was the most common reason for DGA (p<0.05). More than 80% of children required treatment for more than ten teeth (p>0.05). Overall restorative procedures (60%), extractions (26%), and preventive procedures (14%) were performed under GA (p<0.05). Among, restorative procedures stainless steel crowns (54.2%) were given more priority than other restorative materials. Conclusions: Dental caries was found to be a common reason for DGA. Restorative procedures were given priority over surgical and preventive procedures. Stainless steel crowns were extensively used compared to other materials.

Keywords: : Children; Dental Care; General Anesthesia; Retrospective Study

Author Affiliations

  1. Consultant, Vasan Dental Care, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    Associate Professor, Pediatric Dentistry, Preventive Dental Science, College of Dentistry, Majmmah University, KSA (✉ Correspondence: drmallineni@gmail.com; s.mallineni@mu.edu.sa)
  2. Consultant, Vasan Dental Care, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
    Associate Professor, Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Saraswati Dhanwantri Dental College and Hospital & Post Graduate Research Institute, Parbhani, Maharastra, India
  3. Consultant, Vasan Dental Care, Hyderabad, Telangana, India, Oral-maxillo-facial Surgery, Prince Sultan Military Medical City, Riyadh, KSA
  4. Anesthesiologist, Udbhava Childrens’ Hospital, Hyderabad, Telanagana, India
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Contemp Pediatr Dent 2021:2(1):35-40

Received: 04 February 2021

Accepted: 10 April 2021

Online First: 22 April 2021

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					Sreekanth K Mallineni, Jayachandra Bhumireddy, Azher M Mohammed, Vinod Mukthineni. A survey on dental treatments provided under general anesthesia for pediatric patients: A hospital based retrospective audit. Contemp Pediatr Dent 2021:2(1):35-40
				
			

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