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ETIOLOGY AND TYPE OF DENTO-ALVEOLAR INJURIES IN PRESCHOOL CHILDRE

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Author(s): Ceyhan Altun | Bugra Ozen | Gunseli Guven

Journal: Journal of International Dental and Medical Research
ISSN 1309-100X

Volume: 4;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 59;
Date: 2011;
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Keywords: Dental trauma | primary tooth | tooth injur

ABSTRACT
The aim of this study was to identify the etiology and type of dento-alveolar injuries in children. The study involved 2492 children (1344 boys, 1148 girls) aged 1-5 years examined. Injuries were classified according to drawings and texts based on the WHO classification system, as modified by Andreasen and Andreasen. Boys accounted for a higher percentage of injuries than girls. The difference in cause of injury between younger children (1-2 years) and older children (2-5 years) was statistically significant (p
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