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Type: Artigo de periódico
Title: Prosthetic Rehabilitation In A Four-year-old Child With Severe Early Childhood Caries: A Case Report.
Author: Parisotto, Thaís Manzano
de Souza-E-Silva, Cintia Maria
Steiner-Oliveira, Carolina
Nobre-dos-Santos, Marinês
Gavião, Maria Beatriz Duarte
Abstract: The purpose of this case report was to describe the oral rehabilitation of a 4-year-old girl presenting early childhood caries (ECC). ECC is highly prevalent in developing countries and its severity increases with age. This disease implies serious consequences for the development of the stomatognathic system and for the child's quality of life. As young children are usually anxious about dental treatment, their level of co-operation is limited, leading to a challenging situation. A 4-year-old girl was brought by her mother for dental treatment with the complaint of pain. The clinical examination revealed extensive carious coronary destructions. After preventive and curative measures, the oral rehabilitation was performed; it included the use of stainless steel crowns, resin filled celluloid crowns with previous cementation of glass post pins when necessary, an amalgam restoration, orthodontic treatment, and a partial removable prosthesis. The child has been monitored in the Pediatric Dentistry Clinic at 4-monthly intervals. The oral rehabilitation was able to reestablish the oral health in the primary arches mutilated by early childhood caries. This is important for the establishment of an adequate mixed and permanent dentition, for proper facial and maxillary growth, and to the child's psychological and social development. The full management, including preventive, psychological, and curative measures of a young child with severe ECC was found successful after 8 months of follow up. This result can encourage the clinicians to seek a cost-effective technique such as stainless steel crowns, resin filled celluloid crowns, and partial removable prosthesis to reestablish the oral functions and improve the child's psycho-social development.
Subject: Child, Preschool
Composite Resins
Dental Alloys
Dental Amalgam
Dental Caries
Dental Materials
Dental Prosthesis Design
Dental Restoration, Permanent
Denture, Partial, Removable
Follow-up Studies
Mouth Rehabilitation
Post And Core Technique
Stainless Steel
Tooth Movement
Citation: The Journal Of Contemporary Dental Practice. v. 10, n. 2, p. 90-7, 2009.
Rights: fechado
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Date Issue: 2009
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