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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-79

Oral rehabilitation of cerebral palsy patients under general anesthesia in a Zonal Hospital: A novel technique

1 Department of Dentistry, INHS Sanjivani, Kochi, Kerala, India
2 Army Dental Centre (R and R), New Delhi, India

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Tarannum Ghavri
Army Dental Centre (R and R), New Delhi
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ijpr.ijpr_15_19

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Introduction: Cerebral Palsy is a group of disorders causing damage to the motor control centres of the brain, which in turn cause defects in psychomotor activity manifested as mental and motor disabilities, sensory defects in vision, hearing, abnormal contraction of joints and behavioural problems. These children have an increased risk of developing ECC (Early Childhood Caries) due to various factors leading to poor oral hygiene. Case Report: This case report presents clinical cases of two children aged 4 & 5 yrs respectively diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy who were managed with therapeutic and preventive intervention under General Anaesthesia. Uniqueness of the Case: Management of Early Childhood Caries in such children is a challenge. Improvement of quality of life is of paramount importance. Conclusion: Behavioural problems are common amongst these children and single visit complete oral rehabilitation under General Anaesthesia leads to improvement of oral health related quality of life, overall wellbeing and attitude of parents.

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