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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 704-707

Prevalence of Traumatic Dental Injuries to Permanent Incisors among 12 years Old School Children in Tandoor, Andhra Pradesh

1 Dept. of Community Dentistry, St. Joseph Dental College, Duggirala, Ellure, West Godavari, Andhra Pradesh, India
2 Dept. of Community Dentistry, Pacific Dental College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India
3 Dept. of Community Dentistry, S.G.T. Dental College, Gurgaon, Haryana, India

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Objective: To assess the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries to permanent incisors among 12 years old school children in Tandoor, Andhra-Pradesh. Materials and method: A cross-sectional survey using the WHO classification of tooth fracture (1978) was conducted on randomly selected 1020 school children to assess the dental trauma to permanent incisors. Results: The prevalence of traumatic injuries was 15.1%, which was more among boys than girls. The main reason that resulted in dental traumatic injury was fall, followed by collision, children with excessive overjet etc. Conclusion: The prevalence of traumatic dental injuries in Tandoor is significantly more and summons the public health attention.

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