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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 210-213

Dental traumatic injuries among sports personnel of central India


1 Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's Dental Academy, People's University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
2 Department of Prosthodontics, People's Dental Academy, People's University, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India
4 Department Prosthodontics, Peoples Dental Academy, People's University, People's College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, India

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Vidhatri Tiwari
Department of Public Health Dentistry, People's Dental Academy, People's University, Bhanpur, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/1319-6308.164271

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Aim: Assess the prevalence of traumatic teeth injury among sports personnel of central India including contact and non contact sports. Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among all professional sports personnel to assess the traumatic tooth injury among sportspersons in Bhopal city. Clinical examination was done using Ellis And Dewis Classification Of traumatic injuries and Angle's Classification Of Malocclusion. Result: Out of 320 sportspersons, 54(16.8%) subjects had anterior tooth injuries. majority of contact sports personnel 15(9%) had 4-6 number of traumatic teeth injury as compare to non contact sports 4(2.5%). Similarly in all the other segments contact sports personnel has more number of teeth injured as compare to non contact sports, which shows a statistical relevance. Conclusion: The dental services provided at sporting events are of consultative nature and not an integrated component of multidisciplinary sports medicine. However it is essential so that immediate availability of the dentist can allow athlete to return to competition and prevents secondary complications.


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