International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2018, Vol. 4 Issue 3, Part A
Factors related to tooth loss among population: A cross sectional study
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Vidhi Srivastava, Dr. Pranjali Dutt, Dr. Pooran Chand, Dr. Balendra Pratap Singh and Dr. Sunit Kumar Jurel
ABSTRACT:Background: Tooth loss is one of the leading problem in population. The present study was conducted to determine cases of tooth loss in study population. Materials & Methods: The present study was conducted on 1044 cases reported to the department. All were provided with questionnaire to report the causes of tooth loss. Patients were provided with either RPD, FPD or complete denture depending upon number of tooth loss. Results: Males were 544 and females were 500. Common causes of tooth loss were caries (425), periodontitis (360), malocclusion (155) and tooth trauma (104). The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Age group 20- 40 years consisted of 342 patients and 40- 60 years had 702 patients. 580 were uneducated, 244 had education upto primary school while 220 had upto high school. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). 594 patients had partial loss of teeth and managed with RPD (254) and FPD (340) and 450 were completely edentulous managed with complete denture. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Tooth loss is the major dental problem among population. The common age group is 40- 60 years and slightly females prevalence was observed.
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Dr. Vidhi Srivastava, Dr. Pranjali Dutt, Dr. Pooran Chand, Dr. Balendra Pratap Singh, Dr. Sunit Kumar Jurel. Factors related to tooth loss among population: A cross sectional study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2018;4(3):31-33.