Volume : VIII, Issue : IV, April - 2019

PREVALENCE OF TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES IN CHILDREN BETWEEN 11- AND 13- YEAR OLD AT AYANAVARAM, CHENNAI, INDIA

D. Priyadarshini, Sharanya Ravindran, Nancy Solomon, Joyson Moses

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AIM: To assess the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries among school going children between 11 and 13 years of age in Ayanavaram, Chennai, India. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Epidemiological cross–sectional study was carried out to assess the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries between 11 and 13 years of age (n=825) in Ayanavaram, Chennai. Examination was done to assess the type of hard and soft tissue injury. RESULTS: Out of 825 children examined, only 20% of the population had traumatic dental injuries with more predilection in boys, with the injuries occurring commonly at home and school due to fall. 10.7% had both hard and soft tissue injury and 20% had only hard tissue injury with high existence of Elli’s class I fracture. CONCLUSION: The study enlightens the need for patient education programmes, to establish awareness towards traumatic dental injuries.

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PREVALENCE OF TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES IN CHILDREN BETWEEN 11- AND 13- YEAR OLD AT AYANAVARAM, CHENNAI, INDIA, D. Priyadarshini, Sharanya Ravindran, Nancy Solomon, Joyson Moses PARIPEX‾INDIAN JOURNAL OF RESEARCH : Volume-8 | Issue-4 | April-2019


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