Prevalence of dental caries in first and second permanent molars


  • Vikas C. Desai Assistant Professor, BLDE Collage and Hospital, Bijapur, Karnataka
  • Rajendra E. Reddy Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KIDS, Narketpally, Andhra Pradesh
  • Manjula M Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, KIDS, Narketpally, Andhra Pradesh
  • Shaik Hussain Saheb Department of Anatomy, JJMMC, Davangere, Karnataka


First molar, Second molar, Dental caries


Background:This study was conducted to assess the First and Second molar permanent molar caries in school children of Nalgonda district, Andhrapradesh, India.

Methods:We have taken total 1800 school going children as study population age between 12-15 years, who lived in the same place since birth and consumed drinking water form single source.

Results:The mean of caries in first and second were 0.12 ± 0.36 and 0.36 ± 0.70 respectively and total was 0.49 ± 0.92.

Conclusion:The prevalence of Second molar teeth was found higher than First molar teeth and these caries were untreated.


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Desai, V. C., Reddy, R. E., M, M., & Saheb, S. H. (2017). Prevalence of dental caries in first and second permanent molars. International Journal of Research in Medical Sciences, 2(2), 514–520. Retrieved from



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