Investigation of Tooth Extraction Reasons in Patients aged 14-60 years old referred to surgery department of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences in 2016
Background and objectiveThe prevention of tooth loss is the ultimate goal of dental care. Identification of reasons for tooth loss should help in establishment of adequate preventive programs. The present study was aimed to survey the reasons for permanent tooth extraction and to examine the demographic factors (age-gender-educational status) associated with tooth loss.
Subjects and MethodsIn this study reasons for tooth extraction in 384 patients referred to dental faculty of Ahwaz university of medical sciences during year of 2016-2017 was surveyed. Collection of data was made by questionnaire's and clinical examination of patients. Data were analyzed by SPSS software.
ResultsThe results showed that caries (53.6 %) and periodontal disease (20.9 %) were the main reasons for tooth extractions. The most extracted tooth was lower first molar (28.6 %). The number of extraction was related inversely with the improvement of educational status of the patients (P≤0.05).
ConclusionThe most of the permanent teeth were extracted due to caries and periodontal disease. Prevention and care for dental caries and periodontal disease for all age groups is required. For the purpose of oral health and improvement everyday life quality, patients should be better informed and advised to maintain an adequate oral hygiene and pay regular visits to dentist.
Jundishapur Scientific Medical Journal, Volume:17 Issue:6, 2019
665 - 676
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