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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 38-41

Prevalence, causes, and correlates of traumatic dental injuries among seven-to-twelve-year-old school children in Dera Bassi

Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, National Dental College and Hospital, Dera Bassi, Mohali, Punjab, India

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Sunila Sharma
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, H. No. 124 -E, Kitchlu Nagar, Ludhiana, Punjab - 161 001
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0976-237X.94544

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Aim : The paper aims to present a study conducted in Dera Bassi, Mohali, India. The purpose of the study was to ascertain the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries (TDI) in children of age group 7-12 years in private schools in Gulabgarh village. Material & Method : Age & sex distribution, etiological factors, risk factors and cause of injury were the parameters taken into consideration. The data collected was processed and analyzed using the SPSS statistical software program. Results : The overall prevalence of dental trauma was 14.5%, amongst the 880 subjects examined, out of which, 63.2% males and 36.4% females were found to be affected. The maxillary central incisor was found to be most commonly affected tooth (43.8%). The most common cause of injury reported was fall during playing (37.5%). Conclusion : Enamel fracture was most prevalent (50%). No risk factor was significantly higher than others; however children with Angle's class II div 1 malocclusion exhibited greater risk factor for traumatic injuries.

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