12-15 Yaş Aralığındaki Adölesanlarda Diş Çürüğünün Diş Yaşı ve Gelişimine Etkisi

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Sezer B., Çarıkçıoğlu B.

Atatürk Üniversitesi Diş Hekimliği Fakültesi Dergisi, vol.32, no.1, pp.29-33, 2022 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Objective: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of dental caries on dental age and development in adolescents between the ages of 12-15.

Methods: The evaluation of dental caries in 368 patients between the ages of 12-15 was made using the DMFT index, and the estimation of the dental age was made using the Cameriere-European formula on the panoramic radiographs. For each age and gender group, the mean DMFT scores was calculated separately and the mean DMFT values were taken as the cutoff point. Paired-samples t-test, Wilcoxon test and chi-square test were used in the statistical analysis of the data.

Results: It was observed that dental caries did not have a statistically significant effect on dental age and development in the total study sample (P > .05). In the evaluation performed at different age and DMFT score level, dental development was found statistically significantly delayed in boys with dental caries level above the DMFT mean at the age of 12 years (P = .016), while dental development was found to be statistically significantly advanced in boys with dental caries level below the DMFT mean of 13 years old (P = .027).

Conclusion: It has been observed that dental caries has effects on dental age and development in different age and gender groups. There is a need for studies in larger populations and with different evaluation methods and indices.