AN AUDIT AT LIAQUAT UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL HYDERABAD
Keywords:Dentoalveolar, Trauma, Intrusion, Extrusion
Objectives: To analyze frequency, gender, age distribution, cause of injury
and type of dento alveolar injury among patients at Liaquat university hospital Hyderabad.
Setting: This research done in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery department at Liaquat University
Hospital Hyderabad. Period: June 2013 to December 2014. Material and Methods: A data
of 114 patients who had been suffered with dentoalveolar trauma was reviewed. Patients
history including age, gender, etiology of injury, type of injury like (intrusion, extrusion, luxation,
subluxation, avulsion, crown fracture, root fracture were analyzed. Results: 36 female patients
and 78 male patients were affected with dentoalveolar trauma. The injury was frequent in age
between 11-20 years. Mainly etiology of injury was fall in 54 cases followed by RTA in 35 cases.
Intrusion of teeth was seen in 51 cases and crown fracture in 29 cases. Conclusion: The results
of this study illustrate that fall is most common etiology of dentoalveolar trauma in this area.
Intrusion of teeth was the most common types of dentoalveolar traumatic injury. Precautionary
educational programs relating to traumatic dental injuries are required to be held in our country
to reduce the number of such injuries.