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American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015, 3(4A), 62-64
DOI: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-13
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Anterior Traumatic Dental Injuries amongst Children and Adolescents in Western Region of Nepal

RB Adhikari1, and MB Gurung1

1Department of Dentistry, Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal

Pub. Date: June 15, 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Maternal and Child Health)

Cite this paper:
RB Adhikari and MB Gurung. Anterior Traumatic Dental Injuries amongst Children and Adolescents in Western Region of Nepal. American Journal of Public Health Research. 2015; 3(4A):62-64. doi: 10.12691/ajphr-3-4A-13

Abstract

The facial profile of an individual depends a lot on his /her anterior permanent teeth. Injury to these teeth can impair the function and hamper the esthetic look of the individual. This study is to ascertain the prevalence and type of treatment received regarding traumatic dental injuries in Nepalese adolescents. The sample included 253 patients range from 7 -15 year old children and adolescent attending at Manipal Teaching Hospital, Pokhara, Nepal from 2012 to 2014. Dental injuries were clinically assessed as follows: uncomplicated crown fracture, complicated crown fracture, crown discoloration, intrusion, extrusion, avulsion and subluxation. The prevalence of dental injuries was 9.6%. Boys sustained more injuries than girls with a ratio of 4:1. The dental injuries were almost entirely restricted to the maxillary central incisors (48.40%). Single tooth injury was predominant in all age groups. The commonest type was uncomplicated crown fracture (48.41%). The commonest cause was road traffic accident (50.20%).

Keywords:
Dental Trauma Children Adolescents Nepal

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