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Research Paper | Dental Science | Iraq | Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017
Dental Trauma and Treatment Needs among Footballers in Baghdad City
Yasir B. Abd Ali | Eman K. Chaloob
Abstract: Oral health is an important element of overall health, well-being and quality of life. The nexus between sport and oral health has largely been investigated through studies focused on the risk of trauma to oral health. The purpose of this study to estimate the prevalence and severity of dental trauma in Iraqi footballers. This study included 403 Iraqi males footballers aged from 18-32 years. The cases were recruited from 18 club in Baghdad city. The results of this study show high percentage of trauma free was recorded among Luxation (99.50 %) and enamel and dentine with pulp exposure EDP (99.26 %) with all age group followed by Concussion (97.77 %) and enamel and dentine ED fracture (96.77 %) and the lowest percent recorded in enamel fracture E (94.79 %). In Luxation trauma type a significant differences (P=0.027) was found according to age and duration of playing while high significant differences (P=0.019) was found in concussion type. From current study concluded high percent of caries injuries in Iraqi footballers.
Keywords: Dental trauma, footballer
Edition: Volume 6 Issue 12, December 2017,
Pages: 436 - 439
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