Effects of medical and mental status on treatment modalities in patients treated under general anaesthesia at the KTU Faculty of Dentistry in Trabzon, Turkey: A comparative retrospective study


BAYGIN Ö. , TÜZÜNER T. , KUSGOZ A. , YAHYAOĞLU G. , YILMAZ N. , AKSOY S.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.67, ss.305-307, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 67 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.305-307

Özet

This study evaluated the differences in dental conditions and treatment modalities between disabled and noncooperative healthy children under general anaesthesia. The data were collected from paediatric patients between 3 and 15 years of agewho received dental treatment under general anaesthesia. Patients with at least one mental/physical disturbance (group 1) and other healthy non-cooperative patients (group 2) were compared with regard to gender, age, weight, and treatment time- type. The statistical analyses were performed using Fisher's exact and Mann-Whitney U tests. No significant differences were observed between the groups with regard to gender, weight and treatment-time (p>0.05). The numbers of treated teeth (p<0.01) and extractions (p<0.001) were higher in group 1 than in group 2, whereas the frequency of advanced restorative procedures for group 1 was lower than that for group 2, including preventive-resin-restoration (p<0.001), glass-ionomercement (p<0.05), root-canal (p<0.001) and stainless-steelcrowns (p<0.001). This study supports the hypothesis that the general condition of the patients may alter the type of treatment provided and confirms the necessity of performing preventive procedures.