Occurrence of Class 3 Carries in Patients with Different Age and Gender
Author(s): K Thirumagal and Vigneshwar T*
Aim: To aim of the study is to find out the occurrence of class 3 carries in patients with different age and gender Background: The decay of the tooth is the common last longing disease found in the world. Even though dental caries have affected the human population in the past, this is found to have increased during these modern times worldwide, this prevalence of dental caries is due to a change in the diet. Dental caries is said to be an infectious microbiologic disease of the tooth that is due to localized dissolution and destruction of the calcified tissues. Materials & methods: The study was conducted in the outpatient of Dental College and Hospital. The data was reviewed and analysed between June 2019-July 2021. A total of 1017 patients who were diagnosed for class 3 caries were under (1-75) yrs. of age group patients. The data includes the age and gender. Then the data was manually verified by 1-2 reviewers and finally tabulated and SPSS imported and got the results. Results:: In our study the total population was 1017. In that majority of the patients affected by class 3 caries were Female 658 (64.7%). Whereas the Male patients were only 359 (35.3%). And majority of the female patients (18.5%) were under 31-40 yrs. age group. Whereas in Male patients the majority (8.75%) of them were under 21-30 yrs. of age group. The chi square test shows that p value is 0.000 which is p<0.005. This shows that there is a statistically significant difference between age group and gender. Conclusion: Overall the study shows that Females have a high prevalence of class 3 dental caries compared to males. And majority of the female patients were under 31-40 yrs. age group. Whereas in Male patients the majority of them were under 21-30 yrs. of age group.