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Journal:   JOURNAL OF MASHHAD DENTAL SCHOOL   Spring-Summer 2003 , Volume 27 , Number 1-2; Page(s) 37 To 42.
 
Paper: 

A PREVALENCE STUDY OF TRAUMATIC DENTAL INJURIES IN MALE ATHLETES IN MARTIAL SPORTS IN MASHHAD IN 2001

 
 
Author(s):  AJAMI B.A.*, MAKAREM A., SHARIFI S.H.
 
* Pediatric Dentistry Department School of dentistry Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Iran
 
Abstract: 

Introduction: traumatic dental injuries have a relatively high prevalence particularly in athletics. The goal of this study is to determine the prevalence of traumatized dental injuries in male martial athletes in mashhad.
Materials and methods: In this cross-sectional study, 338 male athletes from twelve sports clubs, (karate, Boxing, Tac kwon do, Kungfu) of Mashhad in 2001 were examined. Each athlete was asked to fill in a questionnaire. The Craig- Hargrove's classification system was used for recording the type of dental fractures.
Results: The prevalence of ,traumatic dental injuries in the studied society was 22.8%. The highest rate of dental injuries was related to boxing (34.7%) and karate (22%). Dental injuries were more common in athletes at the age of 16-20 years old (42.8%). The traumatized injuries to teeth were more prevalent in the maxilla and especially central incisors (61.2%). Enamel was injured more than the other parts of the teeth. The use of mouth guard was 15.4%prevalent, which was the most in boxing (34%).Of course the use was irregular. There was a significant difference between the use of mouth guard and prevention of dental injuries (p<0.0001).
Conclusion: The most common cause of dental injuries in martial athletes was lack of the use of mouth guard. Teaching the correct use of mouth guard, and wide distribution of type n mouth guard amongst the athletes, is recommended.

 
Keyword(s): DENTAL INJURIES, ATHLETES, AND MARTIAL SPORTS
 
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