Dental trauma of permanent incisor teeth in children/ Kirkuk city
Maha Isam Abdulazeez, Anas Qahtan Hamdi, Haitham Younis Mohammed, Mohammed Ahmed Mustafa
The aim of present study to demonstrate traumatic dental injuries in the permanent incisor teeth among 8-12 years old children treated in Al-Salam Health Center - Specialist Dental Center/ Kirkuk city. 387 children were reviewed and only patients with traumatic dental injuries were taken. Type of tooth injury was classified according to modified Ellis and Davey crown fracture. Data on age, gender, number of injured teeth and type of injury were also collected from the dental records for the period 20018-2019. Records of 387 examined children showed that the traumatic dental injury was 8% (31). Of those 84 patients, 67.7% (21) were boys and 32.3% (10). Single tooth injury was found in 77.4% of the cases, while 22.6% had two teeth injury. The most frequent injuries were class II crown fracture (48.5%; N=15), followed by class III (35.5% N=10), class IV (9.6% N=3) and class I (6.4% N=2) respectively. It's concluded from present study that the prevalence of dental trauma is relatively low in Kirkuk city.