publication . Article . 2015

A 5-year retrospective study of rampant dental caries among adult patients in a Nigerian Teaching Hospital

Ajayi Dm; Iyabode Funmilayo Abiodun-Solanke; S O Gbadebo;
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  • Published: 14 Aug 2015 Journal: Indian Journal of Dental Research, volume 26, page 267 (issn: 0970-9290, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Medknow
Abstract
Background: Rampant caries in adults has not been a focus of many researches unlike the childhood form of the disease. The disease is an interesting finding in an adult patient. When the condition occurs in children, it has been described as nursing bottle caries, baby bottle tooth decay, and the most recently adopted term, "early childhood caries". Aim: The aim was to determine the prevalence of rampant caries among adult patients. Materials and Methods: Cases of rampant caries were identified from the records of all the patients treated during a 5-year period. Variables considered included the socio-demographic data, frequency of consumption of cariogenic diet...
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free text keywords: Adult, rampant caries, retrospective study, Exact test, Oral hygiene, business.industry, business, Baby bottle, Dentistry, Pediatrics, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Statistical significance, Early childhood caries, medicine.disease, Socioeconomic status, Retrospective cohort study, Young adult, lcsh:Dentistry, lcsh:RK1-715
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