Pulpectomy Performed in Children between the Age Group of 5 to 10 Years: A Retrospective Study

Author(s): Preety R, Ganesh Jeevanandan* and Manjari Chaudhary

Introduction: The difficulties in endodontics are due to the unique anatomy of primary teeth. To achieve a successful treatment, the dentist must have a thorough knowledge on the anatomy and morphology of primary teeth and the variations that may exist within them. A major goal in pediatric dentistry is the preservation of the integrity of primary teeth and their supporting tissues until the physiological process of exfoliation takes place. Pulpectomy serves such a purpose using various materials and techniques to fill the canals of primary teeth.

Materials & Methods: The study consisted of children between the age of 5-10 years. Data was obtained from 86,000 patients who checked into the clinics from June 2019 to March 2020. From that, data of children who underwent pulpectomy was obtained and was 725 in number. All the case sheets were carefully reviewed. Data was tabulated and exported to SPSS software where the output was obtained later.

Results: Sample size consisted of 725 patients and among them 43.3% were girls and 56.7% were boys, belonging to the age group of 5-10 years. Children of the age group of 5 years (43.31%) received the most treatment and children belonging to the age group of 10 years (56.69%) received the least treatment. Chi square test was done where p value=0.038 (p<0.05) statistically significant.

Conclusion: This study concludes that pulpectomy was performed more at the age of 5 years and less at the age of 10 years. The frequency of pulpectomy treatment done was more in boys compared to girls.


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