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Gaceta Médica Espirituana

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YERO MIER, Ileana María; GONZALEZ FORTES, Bertha; MURSULI SOSA, Maritza  and  CRUZ MILIAN, María C.. Dental trauma between 15 - 18 years old. Camilo Cienfuegos Military School . Sancti Spíritus 2011. Gac Méd Espirit [online]. 2013, vol.15, n.1, pp.92-102. ISSN 1608-8921.

Backgroud: Dental traumas represents the second cause of pediatric dentistry care affecting the population under 19 years old. Objective: to identify the dental traumas in the population between 15-18 years old at Camilo Cienfuegos Military School from Sancti Spíritus city. Methodology: a descriptive study was carried out. The population was composed by 417 students with a simple of 121 adolescents with dental trauma with a previous consent. The variables were age, sex, etiology and type of trauma as well as the tooth affected, risk factors and treatment received. For the processing of the information the absolute and relative frequency were used. Results: the age group mostly affected was between 15-16 years old, prevailing males. The most affected tooth was the central right upper incisive and the non complicated fracture of crown had the most incidence followed by the infraction of the enamel. Conclusions: Dental traumas were present in the majority of the students between 15-18 years old and at the same time they did not receive dental care which affects greatly the preservation of the dental organ.

Keywords : dental trauma; fracture complication; affected teeth.

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