Correlation between dental caries and hormonal, biochemical parameters in children with early childhood caries
Aim: The aim of this study was to analyze the relationship between dental caries and hormonal, biochemical parameters in pediatric patients with early childhood caries (ECC).
Methodology: This study was conducted on fifty pediatric patients who presented with complaints of pain and caries and underwent dental treatment under general anaesthesia. In this study, the hormonal, biochemical parameters (glucose, urea, uric acid, creatinine, AST, ALT, GGT, CRP, Sodium, Potassium, Calcium, Glucose, Iron, TSH, FT3 and FT4) which were routinely taken from patients before general anaesthesia and the number of decayed, extracted and filled teeth (DMFT) obtained as a result of clinical and radiographic examination were evaluated statistically in patients aged 2-6 years. Statistical analysis was performed using Independent Samples T-Test and Spearman correlation coefficient at a 0.05% significance level.
Results: According to the data obtained, DMFT average of fifty children (male: 35; female: 15) included in the study was found to be 8.26. The mean DMFT was 7.93 in females and 8.40 in males. No statistical relationship was found between DMFT and gender in statistical analysis. (p>0.05). Uric acid and GGT values, which are among the hormonal and biochemical parameters, were found to be outside the normal range in 61.22% of the patients. However, statistical analysis revealed that there was no significant relationship between DMFT and hormonal, biochemical parameters. (p>0.05).
Conclusions: In this study, it was concluded that dental caries did not cause a significant change in hormonal and biochemical blood parameters in pediatric patients with ECC.
How to cite this article: Aras A, Doğan MS. Correlation between dental caries and hormonal, biochemical parameters in children with early childhood caries. Int Dent Res 2020;10(1):1-5. https://doi.org/10.5577/intdentres.2020.vol10.no1.1
Linguistic Revision: The English in this manuscript has been checked by at least two professional editors, both native speakers of English.
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