Severity of dental caries among 3-6 years old children in Al-Edwania village, Baghdad

Ban S. Diab

Journal of baghdad college of dentistry مجلة كلية طب الاسنان بغداد
ISSN: 16800087 Year: 2006 Volume: 18 Issue: 1 Pages: 69-71
Publisher: Baghdad University جامعة بغداد


Background: Dental caries is a big problem among children in rural areas. The aim of this study was to investigate the severity of dental caries in Al-Edwania village.
Materials and methods: A sample of 95 children aged 3-6 years of both gender was examined according to the criteria of World Health Organization 1987.
Results: The results showed a lower severity of dental caries than previous study done in urban areas. As for gender relation to the severity of dental caries, the data showed that girls had a higher caries severity than boys for both dentitions primary and permanent.
Conclusion: Decayed surfaces were higher than filled ones, therefore dental treatment and preventive measures should be applied.
Keywords: Dental caries, severity, urban, children. (J Bagh Coll Dentistry 2006; 18(1) 69-71)