Prevalence of Dental Treatment Among Pediatric Patients During Covid-19
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Introduction: Pediatric dental care was temporarily suspended during the COVID-19 pandemic, which affected dental needs of the pediatric age group. This retrospective study was done to see the prevalence and management of pediatric dental treatments during COVID-19 lockdown from March to July in 2020.
Materials and Methods: The records of Pediatric dental procedures done during the lockdown were collected and were categorized into four categories-emergency, preventive, restorative, elective. Analysis was performed using SPSS software by IBM, Chi-square test was done and statistical significance was set at 0.005%.
Results and discussion: Totally 1080 children were treated during COVID-19 lockdown, and 1502 procedures were performed, of which 20 % were emergency, 42 % restorative, 24% preventive and 12% elective.