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Introduction: Early Childhood Caries (ECC) is the presence of one or more decayed, missing or filled tooth surfaces in any primary tooth in a child 71 months of age or younger. Quality of life is peoples perception of their position in life, in context to the culture and value systems in which they live and in relation to their goals, expectations, standards and concerns. Presence of dental caries in preschool children affects their quality of life and also, has negative impact on the parents quality of life.
Aim: Aim of the study was to assess the impact of ECC on the oral health related quality of life of urban preschool children aged 24-71 months.
Methodology: The present study was carried out to determine the impact of various oral conditions on the oral health-related quality of life of 24-71 months old urban preschool children.
Result: Presence of ECC was found to significantly affect (p=0.003) the oral health related quality of life of preschool children and their families.
[Ishani Sharma, Amrita Sujlana, Sukhleen Kour and Sukesh Sharma (2024); IMPACT OF ECC ON THE ORAL HEALTH RELATED QUALITY OF LIFE OF PRESCHOOL CHILDREN AND THEIR FAMILIES Int. J. of Adv. Res. (Jan). 876-883] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/18198
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/18198
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