Prevalence and treatment needs due to traumatic dental injuries in schoolchildren of Joaçaba, SC

Jefferson Traebert, Flavio Facenda, Josimari Telino de Lacerda

Abstract


The objective of this study was to assess the prevalence and treatment needs due to traumatic dental injuries in 12 years old schoolchildren of Joaçaba, SC. A cross-sectional study was carried out involving all 12 years old schoolchildren (n=346) in 2001. The prevalence was 12.8% and was not statistically associated with studyvariables. Most traumatic injuries were of small magnitude, but it was found high relative treatment needs (88.0%). It was concluded that the prevalence was similar with most studies involving Brazilian populations but the relative frequency of treatment needs was high and may represent negligence in the event’s treatment.

Keywords


Traumatic dental injuries; Prevalence; Treatment needs; Oral health; Schoolchildren



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22456/2177-0018.3261

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e-ISSN 2177-0018 / ISSN 0566-1854.

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