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

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Dental trauma is a common dental emergency worldwide and understanding the patterns of its presentation is useful to plan prevention and management. The aim of this paper is to review the literature on dental trauma in children presenting to hospital dental clinics. Three different databases were searched and a total of 139 titles were identified of which 16 met the selection criteria. Data were extracted into a table and the pattern of presentation, common causes and types of dental trauma were researched.

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