Effect of Asthma on Dentoalveolar Morphology among 7-12 Years Children
Asthma in pediatric dentistry
Aim: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of asthma on dentoalveolar morphology.
Methods: Fifty asthmatic Egyptian children were compared to another fifty non-asthmatic by dental cast analysis for upper and lower intercanine width (UICW-LICW), upper and lower intermolar width (UIMW-LIMW), upper and lower arch length (UAL-LAL) and palatal depth (PD).
Results: Children with asthma showed high mean values in more than one of parameters, when compared with mean value of non-asthmatic children in both gender.
While upper inter molar width of asthmatic children had less mean values when compared with mean value of non-asthmatic children as general, except when compered regarding to gender.
When calculated by the t-student test, a significant difference was detected in upper inter molar width in male, lower inter molar width, and in male.
Conclusion: Asthma has an effect on upper and lower dental arch dimensions in both gender.
Fathi Abdulraqep Qasem has got a Master of Pediatric Dentistry from Faculty of Dentistry, Mansoura University, Egypt.
He is faculty member and manager of dental clinic of the training hospital of the Faculty of Dentistry, Dhamar University,Yemen.He is member of ESPSN, and has participated in a number of international and regional conferences.