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A retrospective study of dento-alveolar injuries.

Authors
  • Schatz, J P
  • Joho, J P
Type
Published Article
Journal
Endodontics & dental traumatology
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1994
Volume
10
Issue
1
Pages
11–14
Identifiers
PMID: 7911758
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Traumatic injuries to primary and permanent dentition may lead to severe therapeutic problems. The purpose of the investigation was to evaluate epidemiologic data of dento-alveolar injuries collected in a university dental clinic. The sample consisted of 300 patients (198 boys, 102 girls) representing 480 injured teeth, mostly maxillary incisors (94.6%). The results pointed-out a high predominance of traumatized primary teeth. Types of injuries differed between deciduous and permanent dentition: luxation injuries were most often recorded in primary dentition (81%), while a high percentage of crown and crown-root fractures were recorded in permanent dentition (38%). Epidemiological observations concerning location, etiology and distribution of dento-alveolar injuries are briefly discussed.

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