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Eur J Paediatr Dent. 2011 Dec;12(4):249-52.

Prevalence of systemic and local disturbances in infants during primary teeth eruption: a clinical study.

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Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KLEVK Institute of Dental Sciences, Nehrunagar, Belgaum, Karnataka state, India.



The purpose of this study was to find the correlations between local and systemic manifestations during primary teeth eruption and the eruption of various groups of teeth.


The infants selected for the study purpose were between 6 months to 3 years of age who had at least one erupting tooth. The study group consisted of 894 infants and other 550 infants served as a control group. Questionnaires were distributed to all parents and the data was collected. Chi square test was performed to analyse the information obtained between the two groups. There were 378 girls (42.2%) and 516 boys (57.7%) in the study group. The control group consisted of 195 girls (35.4%) and 355 boys (64.5%).


The most common finding was gingival irritation 821 (95.9%) and the least common symptom observed in the study was running nose 234 (27.3%). The presence of fever diarrhea was seen in 101 (11.7%) infants. In the control group, 92.1% of the infants did not show any clinical manifestations.


An association was found between primary teeth eruption and local and systemic manifestations. Most manifestations were found during eruption of the primary incisors.

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