Clinical outcomes for nursing caries treated using general anesthesia

ASDC J Dent Child. 1997 May-Jun;64(3):210-1, 228.


This study did follow-up examinations of 84 Medicaid-eligible children with nursing caries after they received treatment for nursing caries utilizing general anesthesia. Results at six months suggest that parents are unresponsive to follow-up care and over half of the children seen had new smooth surface caries lesions. While results are preliminary, they suggest that major changes are needed in the tertiary care of children with nursing caries.

MeSH terms

  • Anesthesia, Dental*
  • Anesthesia, General*
  • Bottle Feeding / adverse effects*
  • Child, Preschool
  • Dental Caries / etiology
  • Dental Caries / surgery*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Medicaid
  • Recurrence
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United States