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Oral trauma in Brazilian patients aged 0–3 years


Robson Frederico Cunha, Department of Pediatric Dentistry, School of Dentistry, Paulista State University – UNESP, Rua José Bonifácio 1193,
CEP 16015-050 – Araçatuba, São Paulo, Brazil
Tel: +55 18 620 3235
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Abstract – The aim of the present investigation was to gather data pertaining to dental trauma in 1654 patients aged 0–3 years, attended at the Baby Clinic of the School of Dentistry at Araçatuba – UNESP, Brazil. The prevalence of traumatic injuries was 16.3%. There was greater involvement of boys (62.6%), of children aged 1–2 years (39.9%) and of the maxillary central incisors (86%). Falls were more often the etiology for dental injuries (58.3%). There was a predominance of uncomplicated crown fractures (48.4%).