Julku, J., Salokorpi, N., Savolainen, T. et al. Occlusal characteristics and oral health-related quality of life in adults operated due to sagittal synostosis in childhood: a case–control study with 26 years of follow-up. Childs Nerv Syst 39, 1277–1282 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1007/s00381-023-05871-x
Occlusal characteristics and oral health-related quality of life in adults operated due to sagittal synostosis in childhood : a case–control study with 26 years of follow-up
|Author:||Julku, Johanna1,2; Salokorpi, Niina2,3,4; Savolainen, Tuula5;|
1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases, Oulu University Hospital, Oulu, Finland
2Medical Research Center Oulu, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
3Department of Neurosurgery, Oulu University Hospital, OYS, Oulu, Finland
4Research Unit of Clinical Neuroscience, Oulu University Hospital and University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
5Research Unit of Population Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of Oulu, Oulu, Finland
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|Persistent link:|| http://urn.fi/urn:nbn:fi-fe20230922136167
|Publish Date:|| 2023-09-22
Purpose: The aim of this case–control study was to investigate occlusal characteristics, received orthodontic treatment, oral health-related quality of life (OHRQoL), and satisfaction with dental esthetics in adults operated due to sagittal synostosis.
Methods: The study group consisted of 40 adults (25 males, 15 females, mean age 27.4 years, range 18–41) who were operated due to isolated sagittal synostosis in childhood. The control group comprised 40 age and gender-matched adults. Occlusal characteristics were evaluated clinically during study visits. Information on the previous orthodontic treatment was collected from dental records. OHRQoL was measured using the 14-item Oral Health Impact Profile (OHIP-14), and satisfaction with dental esthetics was evaluated using a visual analogue scale.
Results: No statistically significant differences were found between the patient group and the controls in malocclusion traits (overjet, overbite, molar relationships, crossbite, scissor bite), previous orthodontic treatment, pre-treatment malocclusion diagnoses, OHIP variables, or satisfaction with dental esthetics. However, there was a tendency toward increased overjet and overbite in scaphocephalic patients.
Conclusions: It seems that adults with scaphocephaly operated in childhood do not differ from the average population in terms of occlusion, received orthodontic treatment, or oral health-related well-being.
Child's nervous system
|Pages:||1277 - 1282|
|Type of Publication:||
A1 Journal article – refereed
|Field of Science:||
3123 Gynaecology and paediatrics
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