Duration of Mobility Reduction Followed by Management of Luxation Injuries
Author(s): Meera Theenathayalan, Bhagya Lakshmi T*, Deepak S
Traumatic injuries emerge as an increasingly significant threat to the dental health of children and adolescents. A dental injury should always be considered an emergency and thus be treated immediately to relieve pain, facilitate reduction of displaced teeth, reconstruct lost hard tissue and improve prognosis. The aim of the study was to evaluate the duration of mobility reduction after the management of the luxation injuries. In this study around 56 pedo patient’s data was collected from patient’s dental records who reported with luxation injuries, between june 2019 to March 2020, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai. The values obtained were tabulated and documented. The data were then entered into SPSS software for statistical analysis. The association between study variables was calculated using the chi-square test. Age groups were split into 0-9 years, 10-14 years, and 15-18 years. Among the selected data most commonly affected were males (75%) (around the age group 10-14 years). 53.5% of the study showed the most affected were the 10-14 years age group with luxated teeth, followed by 15-18 years (35.7%). The most common time duration taken for reduction of mobility after management of the luxated teeth was found to be less than 3 months (37.5%). The chi square test showed negative correlation between teeth no. and duration (P value >0.05). Luxation injuries are a rare condition/accident, mostly affecting children between 10-14 years of age. Mostly the follow up and home care contributes to better healing followed by trauma dental injuries. In growing individuals, careful and delegated monitoring is essential to diagnose the injury.