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Prevalence of Caries in First Permanent Molars in South West Coastal Population of India
Thushara Sudhakaran1*, Mithra N. Hegde2, ShruthiAttavar3and Gowrish. S. Bhat4
1Postgraduate Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A.B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, India
2Professor and Dean of Faculty of Dental Sciences, Head of the Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A. B.Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, India
3Senior Lecturer, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, India
4Reader, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, A. B. Shetty Memorial Institute of Dental Sciences, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Aim of the study was to analyse the prevalence of caries in first molars in south west coastal population in India. A total of 2000 patients were examined after obtaining the ethical clearance from the central ethical committee of NITTE University. Written consent was obtained and the patients who had caries on first molar teeth were questioned with a standard questionnaire to find its relation with age, gender, dietary habits and location. Data was recorded on prepared survey form based on WHO Oral Health Assessment Form 2013. Data was analyzed using IBM SPSS Statistics 20.Results. The present study showed that among the 2000 people, 1676 had caries in first molar which was 83.8 % of total population. Prevalence of first molar caries was highest among 26-35 year olds with 89.6% having first molar caries. The total number of first molar caries in mandible was more than in maxilla and the occlusal surface had maximum lesions (42.2%) followed by mesial surface (18.4%). More than three fourth of the population in south west coast of India was affected by first permanent molar caries.

Keywords: First permanent molar,Caries,Location,Prevalence,Age.
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Thushara Sudhakaran, Mithra N. Hegde, ShruthiAttavar and Gowrish. S. Bhat. 2016. Prevalence of Caries in First Permanent Molars in South West Coastal Population of India.Int.J.Curr.Res.Aca.Rev. 4(3): 106-113
doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.20546/ijcrar.2016.403.012