Background: Eruption of teeth is a biological process that is intimately related to the growth and development of the child. The present study was conducted to determine gender differences in the eruption time of permanent teeth in children. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 258 children, aged 6-17 years of both genders. In all subjects, Basic information including name, date of birth, age, gender, address was recorded. Clinical oral examination was performed on a dental chair and absence/presence of each permanent tooth was recorded. Results: Maximum children were in 14 years of age which consisted of 10 males and 15 females. There was significant difference in the mean eruption time of maxillary and mandibular canine and mandibular first premolar between males and females. Conclusion: It was found that eruption of maxillary central incisor, mandibular central incisor, maxillary first molar and mandibular first molar was earlier in males as compared to females. However, eruption of all other teeth was earlier in females when compared with females.
Key words: Children, Eruption, Teeth.
Received: 13 September 2018 Revised: 12 November 2018 Accepted: 15 November 2018
Corresponding Author: Dr. Tanvi Sudan, PG student, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Himachal Dental College, Sundernagar, Himachal Pradesh, India
This article may be cited as: Sudan T, Sudan S, Baweja M, Bhardwaj A. Gender Differences in the Eruption Time of Permanent Teeth in School Going Children: A Clinical Study. J Adv Med Dent Scie Res 2018;6(12):16-18.