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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 125-129

Oral manifestations of gastroesophageal reflux disease in children: A preliminary observational study


Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Ragas Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Kothimbakkam Sai Sarath Kumar
26/51, Sundaramoorthy Vinayagar Koil Street, Triplicane, Chennai - 600 005, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/JISPPD.JISPPD_1182_17

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Aims: This study aimed to document the prevalence of oral manifestations seen among pediatric gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) patients in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Methodology: This study was performed at various children's hospitals in Chennai. Fifty-one GERD patients who were assessed by endoscopy and 24 h pH-metry, 31 (60.78%) males and 20 (39.21%) females, aged 2–12 years (mean age, 7.43 years), comprised the study group. All patients answered a detailed frequency questionnaire related to regurgitation and acidic foods and participated in a clinical dental examination. Statistical Analysis Used: Data were analyzed using the SPSS statistical software package version 19. Results: Among the GERD patients, 42 (82.35%) had dental erosion. A total of 668 (57.98%) deciduous teeth and 484 (42.02%) permanent teeth were examined, of which dental erosion was detected in 248 (21.52%) and 171 (14.84%) teeth, respectively. The most commonly affected primary tooth was the occlusal surface of the maxillary posteriors and commonly affected permanent tooth was occlusal surface of the mandibular molars. Conclusions: There may be a positive correlation between GERD and dental erosion. According to this study, presence of erosion, especially in posterior teeth, could be a key to diagnose GERD and refer the child to the gastroenterologist.






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