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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 33  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 25-27

Assessment of traumatic dental injuries in patients with cerebral palsy


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rungta College of Dental Sciences, Bhilai, Chhattisgarh, India
2 Department of Neurology, MES Medical College, Perinthalmanna, Kerala, India

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Dr. A Dubey
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Rungta College of Dental Sciences, Kohka- Kurud road, Bhilai - 490 024, Chhattisgarh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.148969

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Background: Cerebral palsy is an umbrella term for a group of conditions characterized essentially by motor dysfunctions that may be associated with sensory or cognitive impairment. Such children tend to have a higher incidence of traumatic dental injuries than the general population. This increased incidence is often attributed to poor muscular co-ordination that predisposes individuals with Cerebral palsy to trauma Aim: The study was conducted to assess different dental injuries and the risk factors for dental trauma to occur in patients with cerebral palsy. Materials and Methods: The study comprised 70 children and adolescents with cerebral palsy attending special school in Durg and Bhilai city between 7 and 18 years of age. Results: Dentinal fracture was seen in 40% of cases. Few cases had tooth displacement, discoloration, and pulpal involvement. Conclusion: Dentists should be well aware of the possible dental injuries in such patients. Preventive measure measures should be taken by health care provider to reduce traumatic exposure.






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