A considerable increase in the number of temporary teeth trauma has been registered in recent years.
Scope: Evaluation of the actual epidemiological tendencies of temporary teeth trauma and, implicitly, of their etiopathogenic characteristics. Materials and method. The study was performed on a group of 2,531 patients from the Clinics of Pediatric Stomatology, who required medical assistance between 2003-2006, as well as on several kindergarten children. Dental-periodontal trauma of the temporary teeth were present in 607 children, with a chronological age between 0-9 years. Results and discussion. Over the time interval consdiered for analysis, an ascending tendency was observed in the experimental group, as to the prevalence of the dental-periodontal trauma of the temporary teeth. A statistically significant correlation was established between children�s age and the presence of trauma, as illustrated by the large slope of the regression straight line (r = -0.539, 95% CI). The males were seen as most affected by dental-periodontal trauma
of the temporary teeth, the Kendall non-parametric correlation (95% CI) illustrating a significant association of trauma in male patients (r= -0.413, p= 0.005162).
Conclusions: The increasing tendency of both frequency and prevalence of dental-eriodontal rauma in temporary teeth, as well as their possible consequences fully justify the necessary implementation of specific programs and of preventive strategies.
- temporaty teeth