A prevalence study of traumatic dental injuries in male Athletes in non martial sports in Mashhad in 2001

Zuashkiani, Tahereh and Ajami, Behjatolmolook and Kalali, Bahman (2006) A prevalence study of traumatic dental injuries in male Athletes in non martial sports in Mashhad in 2001. Journal of Mashhad Dental School, 30 (Issue). pp. 55-64.

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Introduction: In our country were the youth form a high percentage of the population and we can observe their growing presence in athletic fields, the study of prevalence of traumatic dental injuries and the ways of preventing them seems necessary. The purpose of this study is to specify the rate of prevalence of traumatic dental injuries caused by non- martial sports in the city of Mashhad. Materials & Methods: In this cross-sectional study, 409 male athletes from 12 gyms (both professional & non- professional)in Mashhad were examined for traumatic dental injuries in 3 kinds of non-martial sports (wrestling, football and basketball) through a questionnaire containing data about their athletic backgrounds. Statistical analysis was made by Epl6 software and was analysed using X2 statistical test. Results: 1. Out of the total number of those examined 33% had traumatic dental injuries. 2. The highest rate of injuries was related to the upper jaw dental injuries (75.2%) central incisors (60.5%) and the incisal third (26.1%). 3. Out of all those having traumatic dental injuries 24.7% had referred for comprehensive treatment. Conclusion: Considering high rate of prevalence of dental injuries among athletes (33%) and with regarded to the outcomes caused by not having proper and timely treatment, it seems necessary to instruct sports coaches sanitary instructurors of schools, and the athletes about the importance of using mouthguards and the early treatmet of dental injuries. Key words: Dental trauma, athletes, Non–martial sports.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WU Dentistry. Oral surgery
Divisions: Journals > Journal of Mashhad Dental School
Depositing User: jmds jmds
Date Deposited: 24 Sep 2017 17:34
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2017 17:34
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/3657

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