Evaluation of Various Factors for Extraction of Teeth an a Rural Dental College
Keywords:Dental Caries, Extraction, Molars, Periodontitis
Aims and objectives: To investigate the various major and minor reasons for extraction of permanent teeth, taking into consideration various factors such as age, gender, type of teeth being extracted, extent of pathology and non willingness of the patient to save the teeth.
Materials and methods: This study consisted of 1608 patients out of which 840 were males and 768 were females. All these patients had reported to the College of Dental Science & Hospital, Rau, Indore, for extraction of teeth during October 2011 to May 2012. All possible reasons for extraction of teeth were considered and noted down in a preformed chart.
Results: A total of 1790 teeth were extracted in 1608 patients. Males underwent more extractions as compared to females. Middle age group patients of 30e40 years of age had the maximum number of extractions. Dental Caries was the main reason for extraction of teeth.
Conclusion: Dental Caries and Periodontitis still remain the two most important reasons for extraction of teeth. Knowing the etiologic factors will help us treat and prevent them so as to improve the dental health of the general population.
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