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Sequelae of Trauma to Primary Dentition

Author(s): Cíntia ZEMBRUSKI-JABER | Renata Camargo ZAMBAN | Vanessa CANDATEN | Luciana CARDOSO | Daniela Sartori Casarin FERNANDES

Journal: Pesquisa Brasileira em Odontopediatria e Clínica Integrada
ISSN 1519-0501

Volume: 6;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 181;
Date: 2006;
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Keywords: Tooth injuries | Primary teeth | Epidemiology

Objective: The aim of this study was to determine the presence of clinical and radiographic signs of injury to the maxillary primary incisors and the children carers' knowledge about dental trauma ocurrence in a 45 children group from three to eight years old. Method: Before the clinical examination, the carers were asked about their children's dental trauma events. After that, took course the maxillary incisors clinical and radiographical examination, excluding the ones with caries, fillings, or pulpar treatments. Results: Discoloration (50.0%) was the most common present sign of trauma followed by avulsion (17.6%) and the pulp canal obliteration (56.3%) was the major result of the radiographical signal. Boys had more trauma recorded than girls and the maxillary central incisors were the most vulnerable to injury. Besides, the amount of trauma recorded by clinical and radiographic examination was bigger than that reported in the questionnaire by mothers or children carers. Conclusion: The results related in this study reinforce the need of immediate attention to trauma on deciduous dentition and long term observation of the developing permanent successor.
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