J Korean Acad Pediatr Dent.  2018 Aug;45(3):324-333. 10.5933/JKAPD.2018.45.3.324.

Analysis of Factors that Affect the Follow-up Pattern after Dental Treatment under Conscious Sedation in Children

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  • 1Division of Pediatric Dentistry, Department of Dentistry, Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital, Korea. magic-lily@hanmail.net

Abstract

Children need regularly dental check-ups after dental treatment because there are a lot of changes of oral conditions such as tooth exfoliation and eruption, occlusion, and recurrence of dental caries. The purpose of this study is to determine the factors that affect the follow-up pattern after dental treatment under conscious sedation. Patients who were treated under sedation at the department of pediatric dentistry of Ewha Womans University Mokdong Hospital from 2009 to 2013 were included in this study. The final samples comprised of 562 patients that were classified into 4 groups according to the number of visits during 3 years. The chi-square test was used to determine the factors affecting regular follow-up. There were statistically significant differences between each treatment groups and factors such as the change of doctor, overall treatment time, the number of treated teeth under sedation, restorative treatment, minor operation, and preventive treatment (p < 0.05). This study identified factors that affect regular follow-up after dental treatment under conscious sedation. It is recommended to educate the importance of regular check-ups to parents who are less likely to return.

Keyword

Sedation; Follow-up; Check-ups; Children

MeSH Terms

Child*
Conscious Sedation*
Dental Caries
Female
Follow-Up Studies*
Humans
Parents
Pediatric Dentistry
Recurrence
Tooth
Tooth Exfoliation
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