Dental Problems

What is an Avulsed Tooth

When a tooth gets knocked out from its location, it is an Avulsed tooth.

According to the National Center for Health Statistics, nearly 5 million teeth are accidentally avulsed in the United States every year.

A research conducted on this subject in Brazil, found that the 7-11-year-old age group children are most commonly affected by this dental problem. This article tries to gain further insight.

Research on Avulsed Tooth:

Knocking of teeth is a dental problem found to be common among school children. It is because of the high number of sport accidents in schools. Contact sports like wrestling, football, boxing, hockey, bicycling, gymnastics, baseball, skateboarding, and skiing are found to be mainly responsible for sport accidents in schools. Children playing these games without a mouth guard are 60 times more likely to face tooth avulsion. The research tried to understand the preparation of school professionals in dealing with this problem. The study was conducted at the Adamantina city in Sao Paulo State in Brazil. 12 out of the 19 schools of the city participated in the study. 120 teachers were given questionnaires which tested their preparation in the face of tooth avulsion. 80% of them answered the survey. Mostly the participants were females (93.75%). 77.5% of the participants possessed a college degree.

The Findings of the Research on Avulsed Tooth are:

  • Only 13.75% of the teachers were competent to deal with tooth avulsion in school children.
  • 42.5% of them preferred consulting the school dentist in such situation.
  • 15% were helpless and said would call the parents of the student.
  • Only 3.75% of the teachers said they would seek treatment from the local health system.

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