Epidemiological survey for dental trauma among 12-year-old children in Erbil City, Iraq

Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi)

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Title Epidemiological survey for dental trauma among 12-year-old children in Erbil City, Iraq
Creator Younus, Mohamed Salim
Ahmed, Karam
Subject dental trauma; prevalence; school students
Description Background: Dental injury and trauma are some of the most important public health concerns among school children that may require immediate management, as they could result in consequences affecting the child aesthetically, psychologically and socially. Purpose: The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of dental trauma, the type of fracture, the most commonly affected tooth and the effect of gender on the occurrence of dental trauma. Methods: The methodology of this study was a cross-sectional survey consisting of a questionnaire and an oral examination which was conducted on 12-year-old public primary school children. Schools were selected from five different areas of Erbil city in Iraq. Results: The results indicate that 16.3% of the sample were affected with dental trauma in both genders. Maxillary central incisor was the most commonly affected tooth, and the majority of dental traumas were untreated. The most common type of dental trauma was simple enamel fracture. Conclusions: Child students are at great risk regarding dental trauma, which may affect their social activity especially within their school life.
Publisher Faculty of Dental Medicine, Universitas Airlangga https://fkg.unair.ac.id/en
Contributor Tishk International University
Date 2021-02-01
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article

Format application/pdf
Identifier http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/22684
Source Dental Journal (Majalah Kedokteran Gigi); Vol 54, No 1 (2021): March 2021; 1-4
Language eng
Relation http://e-journal.unair.ac.id/MKG/article/view/22684/13450
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