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Full Mouth Rehabilitation of a 4-Year-Old Child with Severe Early Childhood Caries: A Case Report
1Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Royal Dental College, Palakkad Kerala, India
Journal of Pediatric Dentistry - DOI: 10.14744/JPD.2021.07_54
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Abstract

Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is defined as the presence of one or more carious lesions, which are either cavitated or non cavitated in children up to five years of age. The primordial risk factors leading to the development of Early Childhood Caries include prolonged retention of bacterial plaque, decreased oral hygiene maintenance and frequent consumption of sugary syrups and beverages. Hence, ECC has a substantial influence on the child’s lifestyle, which results in the child experiencing severe pain, premature loss of teeth, improper nourishment, difficulty in mastication, and delay in attaining normal milestones with regard to normal growth and development child both physically and psychologically. This paper presents a case report of a 4-year-old child patient who is diagnosed with Early Childhood Caries and explains in detail regarding the rehabilitation
of the child’s mouth with caries prevention strategies along with restorative and rehabilitative procedures with special consideration on modification of child’s feeding habits and practice of good oral hygiene measures beneficial for the
child.