Author : Baliga, Dr. Sudhindra
“COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ERUPTION PATTERN OF PERMANENT DENTITION IN RURAL AND URBAN CHILDREN WITH RESPECT TO PRAKRITI”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 7, Pages 1948-1957
Impacted teeth / Unerupted teeth or malalignment of teeth are common problems seen in the children, lack of awareness on dental care is a serious issue in India. As compared to the urban population, the unawareness is significantly observed in the rural population. Also the environmental factors, nutritional status & socioeconomic condition may be the predisposing factors in permanent dentition.While doing the Prakritiparikshan under various aspects, Danta is also considered for deciding the prakriti i.e Vataj, Pittaj and Kaphaj. However, there is mention of relation of eruption pattern of Danta and Prakriti. Objective :Comparison of the eruption pattern of permanent dentition in rural and urban children with respect to Prakriti. Material and Method : A cross sectional observational study was conducted wherein total 210 participants were taken, which included 105 participants each from rural and urban region. As mentioned in methodology, obtained data through observational study was statistically analysed for comparison of eruption pattern of permanent dentition in rural and urban children with respect to Prakriti. Result: The results were interpreted and it was found that no significant difference was found between the eruption pattern of permanent dentition. No association was found with respect to Prakriti in rural an urban area. Conclusion : It is concluded that, no significant difference was observed in the rural and urban children in regard to the eruption of permanent dentition. No association between eruption pattern of permanent dentition and Prakriti was established.