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Year : 2018 | Month : April | Volume : 12 | Issue : 4 | Page : ZD01 - ZD03

Early Childhood Caries: A Case Report of an Extensive Rehabilitation

Gabriela Maltz Goldenfum, Sofia Conte Dallagnol, Jonas De Almeida Rodrigues

1. Postgraduate Student, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. 2. Paediatric Dentistry, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil. 3. Associate Professor, Department of Paediatric Dentistry, Federal University of Rio Grande Do Sul, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande Do Sul, Brazil.

Correspondence Address :
Dr. Gabriela Maltz Goldenfum,
Ramiro Barcelos-2492, Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul-90035-004, Brazil.
E-mail: gabigolden@hotmail.com

Abstract

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) can be defined as the presence of one or more carious lesions, cavitated or not, in children up to five years of age. Presence of bacterial plaque, poor oral hygiene, frequency and time of consumption of beverages containing sugar are among the risk factors. Unfortunately, ECC has a major impact on the child's quality of life, causing pain, early tooth loss, malnutrition, delayed growth and development, difficulty in chewing, speech problems, general health disorders and psychological problems. This paper presents a case report of a 3-year-old male patient, diagnosed with ECC and describes the therapeutic approach that ranges from effective measures to control caries activity, rehabilitative and restorative treatment, to changing of the eating habits and oral hygiene of the child.

Keywords

Dental caries, Pediatric dentistry, Treatment

How to cite this article :

Gabriela Maltz Goldenfum, Sofia Conte Dallagnol, Jonas De Almeida Rodrigues. EARLY CHILDHOOD CARIES: A CASE REPORT OF AN EXTENSIVE REHABILITATION. Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research [serial online] 2018 April [cited: 2018 Jul 20 ]; 12:ZD01-ZD03. Available from
http://www.jcdr.net/back_issues.asp?issn=0973-709x&year=2018&month=April&volume=12&issue=4&page=ZD01-ZD03&id=11360

DOI and Others

DOI: 10.7860/JCDR/2018/31018.11360

Date of Submission: Jun 22, 2017
Date of Peer Review: Sep 05, 2017
Date of Acceptance: Jan 12, 2018
Date of Publishing: Apr 01, 2018

FINANCIAL OR OTHER COMPETING INTERESTS: None.

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