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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 197-200

Parental satisfaction after children's dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia


Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Giza, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Nada M. Wassef
Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health, Faculty of Dentistry, Cairo University, Giza
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/tdj.tdj_25_19

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Aim Dental treatment under general anesthesia is needed in case of patients with special needs, uncooperative or young children. The aim of this study is to assess the parental satisfaction and oral hygiene compliance after dental rehabilitation for their children under general anesthesia. Materials and methods Records of all patients with full dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia by the same operator at Pediatric Dentistry and Dental Public Health Department for 1 year were retrieved from archive. Patients were called for follow-up and to participate in the study. Different treatment modalities for primary and permanent teeth were recorded as pulp therapy (pulpotomy or pulpectomy), stainless steel crowns, preveneered stainless steel crowns, zirconium crowns, composite restorations, amalgam restorations, pits and fissure sealants, extractions, and space maintainers. Questionnaire was completed by parents recording their satisfaction regarding full dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia and their compliance with oral hygiene measures. Statistical analysis was performed. Number and percentages for different treatment modalities were calculated. Percentage of parental satisfaction and oral hygiene compliance was assessed. Results A number of 150 children records were retrieved from archive. Most of the parents were satisfied with the full dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia and stated that children were able to eat and smile with no pain. Thus, it affected their general health. Oral hygiene compliance was not satisfactory. Conclusion Dental rehabilitation under general anesthesia for children affects their quality of life. Oral hygiene instructions should be provided both orally and written for better compliance after general anesthesia and in follow-up visits.


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