Volume : IX, Issue : VI, June - 2019

A retrospective study to evaluate the impact of traumatic dental injury on quality of life of children and their parents

Dr. Naseeha Paduppungal, Dr. Sundeep Hegde K, Dr. Sham S Bhat

Abstract :

An injury to the anterior teeth can affect a perfect smile and thus have an adverse effect on the psychology of the individual. Traumatic injuries to the anterior teeth among the young children are tragic but often an ignored problem. The aim of the study is to determine the impact of traumatic dental injuries to permanent anterior teeth on the quality of life of children of 7–14years of age and their parents. A cross sectional survey was conducted in 25 schools in and around Mangalore South. The study participants included parents of children with age group of 7–14 years. Participants will be informed about the purpose of the study and a questionnaire will be distributed to the children who have undergone traumatic dental injury. The results of this study showed that 94.6% children did not miss school due to traumatic injury but 5.4% children missed the school. Similarly, on evaluating the impact on the parents, 99.1% parents did not leave from work for this same reason. This study shows that there is no impact on the quality of life of the children and their parents. The parents and children should be given awareness on the importance of trauma to the teeth and its management.

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A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY TO EVALUATE THE IMPACT OF TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURY ON QUALITY OF LIFE OF CHILDREN AND THEIR PARENTS, Dr.Naseeha Paduppungal, Dr.Sundeep Hegde K, Dr.Sham S Bhat INDIAN JOURNAL OF APPLIED RESEARCH : Volume-9 | Issue-6 | June-2019


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