Prevalence of Fractures in Upper Front Incisors and its Relationship with Overjet in Costa Rica

At the present time, in Costa Rica did not exist a national research on dental trauma, an issue that has become a worldwide public health problem. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries of permanent maxillary incisors. Thus, 1 626 Costa Rican school studen...

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Autores Principales: Ulate Jiménez, Joseph, de la Cruz Rojas, Ronald
Formato: Artículo
Idioma: Español
Publicado: Universidad de Costa Rica 2015
Acceso en línea: http://revistas.ucr.ac.cr/index.php/Odontos/article/view/20327
http://hdl.handle.net/10669/21287
Sumario: At the present time, in Costa Rica did not exist a national research on dental trauma, an issue that has become a worldwide public health problem. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of traumatic dental injuries of permanent maxillary incisors. Thus, 1 626 Costa Rican school students of 12 years old were evaluated. The national prevalence of children with at least one fracture was 20.17 %, males showed a higher prevalence than women (p < 0.05). Moreover, it was observed that the group of students with more than 6 mm of overjet had a higher prevalence of fractures (p < 0.05).