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P-ISSN: 2394-7489, E-ISSN: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

2019, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part B

Trauma to anterior teeth in a Nigerian tertiary health facility

AUTHOR(S): Osadolor OO
ABSTRACT:Background: Trauma to anterior teeth is often neglected when not associated with pain, shocking sensation, discolouration and abscess.
Objective: To determine the distribution and pattern of presentation of trauma to anterior teeth using Ellis classification.
Methodology: A retrospective review of the hospital records of patients who attended and had oral clinical evaluation done in Preventive dentistry clinic of the Department of Preventive Dentistry, University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu State, Nigeria from January 2014 to December 2015.
Results: A total of 59 patients were clinically evaluated, 25(42.4%) were males,34(57.6%) were females giving a male to female ratio of 1:1.4 The age range of the patients was 17 to 68 years with a mean age of 29.5 ± 11.8 years. Maxillary central incisors were affected the most .P=0.037, P-value =0.031, P-value =0.016.
Conclusion: Effort needs to be applied to create better awareness on benefits of prompt and adequate treatment following trauma to anterior teeth.
Pages: 71-74  |  936 Views  37 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Osadolor OO. Trauma to anterior teeth in a Nigerian tertiary health facility. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(3):71-74.
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