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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 10  |  Page : 1-6

Reasons for Extraction of Permanent Teeth among Patients attending Dental Health Camps 1 in Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka


Department of Preventive & Community Dentistry, Meenakshi Ammal Dental College & HospitaL Alapakkam Main Road, Maduravoyal Chennai-600 095, India

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A survey was canied out at the dental health camps organized at various places of Dakshina Kannada District, by the College of Dental Surgery, Mangalore to know the reasons for extraction, to analyse the reasons according to the sex and age of the patient, and to determine the type of tooth being extracted. A total of 503 patients aged 6 to 85 years who had their teeth extracted at the dental camps formed the study population. The principal reason for extraction was found to be dental caries (69.2%) followed by periodontal disease (25.7%). Teeth lost due to other causes constituted low percentage (5.1%). Females had more teeth extracted for dental caries (73%) compared to males (56%). Males had more teeth extracted for periodontal disease (39.2%) than females (21.8%). The maximum number of teeth extracted due to dental caries was in the age group 26-35 years (35.8%) and due to periodontal disease was in 56-65 years (35.3%). The most commonly extracted tooth due to dental caries was mandibular first molar and due to periodontal disease was mandibular canine closely followed by maxillary ftrst molar. lbis study enabled the understanding of the patterns of and reasons for tooth loss in a population.


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