Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
Journal of Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Society of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry                           
Year : 2018  |  Volume : 36  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 250--256

Factors associated with dental pain in toddlers detected using the dental discomfort questionnaire


Izabella Barbosa Fernandes1, Patrícia Reis-Sá1, Rafaela Lopes Gomes1, Luciane Rezende Costa2, Joana Ramos-Jorge3, Maria Letícia Ramos-Jorge1 
1 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Vales do Jequitinhonha e Mucuri, Diamantina, Brazil
2 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Goiânia, Brazil
3 Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Federal University of Goiás, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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Dr. Izabella Barbosa Fernandes
Rua da Glória 187, Centro Diamantina, Minas Gerais, 39100000
Brazil

Background: Dental pain is one of the most common symptoms of untreated oral problems and exerts a strong impact on the well-being of children. Aims: The aim of this study was to evaluate the associated factors with dental pain in children aged 1–3 years using the Brazilian version of the Dental Discomfort Questionnaire (DDQ-B). Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted in the city of Diamantina, Brazil. A total of 318 randomly selected children were submitted to an oral clinical examination for the evaluation of tooth injuries and dental caries (International Caries Detection and Assessment System, [ICDAS]). The caregivers of the children were asked to answer the DDQ-B as well as a questionnaire addressing demographic and socioeconomic aspects of the family. Statistical analysis was performed and involved the description of frequencies as well as Poisson hierarchical regression analysis. Results: Dental pain was associated with a household income less than the Brazilian minimum monthly wage (Prevalence ratios [PRs] = 1.33, 95% confidence interval [CI]: 1.07–1.66, P = 0.011) and dental caries in dentin – ICDAS codes 5 and 6 (PR = 1.48, 95% CI: 1.13–1.94, P = 0.004). Conclusions: Greater frequencies of dental pain were found in 1–3-year-old children from families with a low monthly income and dental caries with visible dentin with or without pulp involvement.


How to cite this article:
Fernandes IB, Reis-Sá P, Gomes RL, Costa LR, Ramos-Jorge J, Ramos-Jorge ML. Factors associated with dental pain in toddlers detected using the dental discomfort questionnaire.J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent 2018;36:250-256


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Fernandes IB, Reis-Sá P, Gomes RL, Costa LR, Ramos-Jorge J, Ramos-Jorge ML. Factors associated with dental pain in toddlers detected using the dental discomfort questionnaire. J Indian Soc Pedod Prev Dent [serial online] 2018 [cited 2021 Sep 24 ];36:250-256
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