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A case report on dental management of a toddler with Pachygyria.

PMID: 28512554 (view PubMed database entry)
DOI: 10.4317/jced.53684 (read at publisher's website )
PMCID: PMC5429489 (free full text version available)

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Vignesh Ravindran, Vishnu Rekha, Sankar Annamalai, Parisa Norouzi-Baghkomeh, Ditto Sharmin,

Children with special health care needs receive less oral care than the normal population, inspite of the high level of dental diseases among them. They are at an increased risk for oral diseases throughout their lifetime. This paper reports a case of a toddler with congenital unusual thick convolutions of the cortex resulting in a condition called pachygyria. Intra oral examination showed multiple abscesses with poor oral hygiene. As the patient was lacking cooperative ability, treatment of full mouth rehabilitation as needed. The parents were advised for regular dental check-ups and informed about maintenance of good oral hygiene. This case report demonstrates the importance of oral hygiene maintenance of special children and also about their short and long term dental treatment protocol for maintaining good oral health. Key words:Pachygyria, general anaesthesia, special child, health care needs, preventive measures.

J Clin Exp Dent (Journal of clinical and experimental dentistry)
[2017, 9(5):e726-e728]

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