Traumatic dental injury in primary teeth and socioeconomic factors

a critical literature review


  • Paula Remigio Gomes Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Jéssica Madeira Bittencourt Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Letícia Pereira Martins Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Saul Martins Paiva Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
  • Cristiane Baccin Bendo Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais



Tooth injuries, Social class, Socioeconomic factors, Child, preschool


Aim: To verify the association between socioeconomic factors and traumatic dental injuries in preschool children in primary dentitions.

Methods: A bibliographic search was made in the PubMed electronic database, following a keyword combination strategy. There were no restrictions regarding the year of publication, type of study, and place where it was performed. The selection of the studies was achieved in two steps: through the process of reading the titles and abstracts and by obtaining and reading the complete selected articles.

Results: From the 94 articles that were found, 16 were eligible for inclusion in the literature review. Of these, 13 articles met all of the proposed methodology criteria. Most of the studies were conducted in Brazil. The age of the children did not exceed 6 years. Statistically significant associations between the prevalence of traumatic dental injury in the primary dentition and socioeconomic factors were found in 4 articles.

Conclusion: The majority of studies found no association between dental trauma in primary dentition and socioeconomic status.

Uniterms: Tooth injuries. Social class. Socioeconomic factors. Child, preschool.


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How to Cite

Gomes, P. R., Bittencourt, J. M., Martins, L. P., Paiva, S. M., & Bendo, C. B. (2020). Traumatic dental injury in primary teeth and socioeconomic factors: a critical literature review. Arquivos Em Odontologia, 56.




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