A retrospective study of dento-alveolar injuries of children in Ankara, Turkey

ALTAY N., Gungor H. C.

DENTAL TRAUMATOLOGY, vol.17, no.5, pp.201-204, 2001 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 17 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1034/j.1600-9657.2001.170503.x
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.201-204
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Information concerning age and sex distribution, etiology, types, place and extent of trauma as well as seasonal variations, time difference between traumatic injury and seeking of dental care and number of traumatic injuries was recorded retrospectively from 150 patients. The study comprised 91 boys and 59 girls representing 246 dental injuries and 332 injured teeth (72 primary and 260 permanent teeth). The most common injuries were uncomplicated crown fracture (23.57%), subluxation (15.85%), avulsion (10.16%), lateral luxation (9.75%), complicated crown fracture and intrusion (8.4% and 8.94%, respectively). The occurrence of uncomplicated crown fractures was significantly higher (P <0.05) in the 10-12 years age group than other age groups. Lateral luxation and intrusion were significantly higher in the 1-6 and 7-9 years age groups (P <0.05, respectively).