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Traumatic dental injuries and impact on quality of life of 12-year-olds in Brazil

Correspondence to Author: Sandra Aparecida Marinho , 

Universidade Estadual da ParaĆ­ba (UEPB), Campus VIII, Araruna, Brazil


The aim of the present study was to analyze the association between traumatic dental injuries and impact on quality of life among 12-year-olds in Brazil. Sample: 7328 12-years-old were evaluated. Study design: An analytical cross-sectional study was carried out. Place and Duration of Study: The study used secondary data from the 2010 Brazilian National Oral Health Survey. Methodology: Oral health-related impact on daily activities was assessed using the Oral Impacts on Daily Performances (OIDP) inventory. The chi-square test was used for the bivariate analysis. Results: A high prevalence rate of traumatic dental injuries was found in the male gender as well as among residents in the mid-west, north and northeast regions of the country. The OIDP score was equal to or greater than 1 in the majority of children with traumatic dental injuries, with consequent irritability or upset feelings and greater trouble brushing the teeth. These individuals also exhibited trouble practicing sports and recreational activities, felt embarrassment upon smiling and had greater difficulty regarding school activities. All these associations were statistically significant. Conclusion: Traumatic dental injuries affect the daily performances of 12-year-olds. Aesthetic concerns were greater than functional concerns in the sample study, as no statistically significant association was detected between traumatic dental injury and trouble eating.

Keywords:Traumatic Dental Injuries. Oral Health. Quality of Life


Sandra Aparecida Marinho. Traumatic dental injuries and impact on quality of life of 12-year-olds in Brazil. Journal of Dentistry and Oral Research 2024.

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  • Journal Name: Journal of Dentistry and Oral Research
  • Impact Factor: 2.0**
  • ISSN: 2767-4037
  • DOI: 10.52338/jodor
  • Short Name: JODOR
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  • Volume: 6 (2024)
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