PREVALANCE OF DENTAL TRAUMATIC INJURIES IN YOUNG CHILDREN IN PUBLIC SCHOOL OF LAYYAH
Epidemiological investigations demonstrate that dental injury is a big issue in youngsters. Traumatic dental injuries are common in childhood and adolescent. Traumatic dental injury are now growing problem and have a prevalence of 11.5%. It was a cross sectional survey done at AR Rahman Public School of girls and boys in Layyah city. Sample size was 241 children. Traumatic dental injury was found to be present in 33/241 (13.7%). Among those who had the injury, mean age was 12.97 + 1.42 years.. Males were 24/33 (72.7%) while females were 9/33 (27.3%). The study showed the prevalence of TDI to be 13.7%. Prevalence of class I fracture was 44%. Conclusion of the study was that the boys were more prone to traumatic dental injuries compared to girls and class I dental fracture was most common.