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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 18  |  Page : 380-383

Prevalence and reasons for tooth mortality - A hospital based study


1 Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka, India
2 Senior Lecturer, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka, India

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J V Bharateesh
Professor and Head, Dept. of Public Health Dentistry, Sree Siddhartha Dental College and Hospital, Tumkur, Karnataka
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Background: Tooth loss is of major concern which can greatly affect the quality of life. As suchno data is available about prevalence of tooth mortality among Tumkur population; the present study wasconducted with the objective to know the prevalence and common reasons for tooth mortality. Methodology: A cross sectional study was conducted for a period of one month among individualsaged 15-50yrs, reporting to the Out Patient Department of Sri Siddhartha Dental College & Hospital,Tumkur. Subjects were assessed by a combination of a questionnaire and clinical examination (Type III). Results: Prevalence of tooth loss in the study population was 32.43% with mean number of toothloss at 3.2"3.8. Socio-behavioural factors had significant influence on tooth loss. Among the reasons fortooth loss, dental caries accounted for 78.26% followed by periodontal disease. Ignorance (53%) andunawareness (28%) were the most common reasons for not saving the tooth. Conclusion: Tooth loss is a major dental health concern. Dental caries and periodontal disease werefound to be as a major cause for tooth mortality. Ignorance towards dental health was an important reasonfor tooth mortality, hence steps should be put forth to eliminate this darkness through oral health educationand preventive programmes on a larger scale.


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