Int J Stomatol ›› 2020, Vol. 47 ›› Issue (5): 581-588.doi: 10.7518/gjkq.2020082

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Early biological management of early childhood caries

Deng Xiaoyu(),Zhang Yunhan,Zou Jing()   

  1. State Key Laboratory of Oral Diseases & National Clinical Research Center for Oral Diseases & Dept. of Pediatric Dentistry, West China Hospital of Stomatology, Sichuan University, Chengdu 610041, China
  • Received:2019-11-03 Revised:2020-04-14 Online:2020-09-01 Published:2020-09-16
  • Contact: Jing Zou;
  • Supported by:
    National Natural Science Foundation of China(81470035)


Caries is the most common infectious bacterial disease in children. Severe early childhood caries often causes decreased masticatory efficacy, pain, and pulpitis and apical periodontitis, which seriously affect the oral, physical and mental health of children. In this study, we conducted risk assessment and preventive work on the basis of the occurrence and development of caries. When caries occurs, biological treatment is applied by cutting off the source of nutrition of the cariogenic bacteria and preventing remineralization. Pediatric dentists must implement the early management of early childhood caries, maintain the integrity and physiological functions of the primary dentition, and promote the healthy development of children’s mind and body.

Key words: early childhood caries, oral health management, micro-ecology, caries risk assessment

CLC Number: 

  • R781.1

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