Dental injuries in patients associated with fracture of facial bones
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To assess different types of dental injuries associated with facial bone fractures.
One hundred dentate patients were selected randomly of all age and gender who had maxillofacial trauma only and having dental injury in association with facial bones fractures were included. They were thoroughly examined for injury/fracture to facial region as well as for dental injuries (teeth). Tooth injuries were noted according to Ellis classification. The data was collected, compiled, and put to statistical analysis.
Dental injuries were more in females than males found to be statistically significant with (p < 0.05).Crown fracture of maxillary teeth was more as compared to mandibular except molars found to be statistically significant (p < 0.05). Root fracture was more in maxillary incisors followed by canine as compared to mandibular incisors and canines found to be insignificant. Avulsion, extrusion and luxation were more in maxilla as compared to mandible found to be significant.
Different types of tooth injuries associated with facial bone fracture found more in females and maxillary teeth.
KeywordsDental Injuries Fracture Facial bone
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The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.
All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.
Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
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