Patterns of Dental Trauma in Children Presenting in Hospital Based Dental Clinics: A Review

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The incidence of dental trauma has been widely reported, accounting for a high proportion of dental emergency cases presented at the hospital, thus, posing a significant public health risk. It is alarming to note that one in every five children in the United Kingdom have experienced dental trauma before reaching schoolleaving age . Epidemiological studies indicate that the incidence of dental trauma is likely to increase in the future because of an increase in recreational and sports activities in school-aged children and will exceed that of caries and periodontal diseases.Dental trauma encompasses injuries to the hard tissues of teeth varying from incomplete fracture (crack) of the enamel without loss of tooth structure (infraction), uncomplicated crown fracture..continue reading at


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