Tooth Loss in Adult Urban Population in Ramadi City, Iraq
Al- Anbar Medical Journal,
2009, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 118-123
AbstractObjective: this study determines the number and percentage of tooth loss according to age, gender, cause, and types of teeth.
Patients and Methods : 1557 urban adults of 30, 50 and 75 years old from Ramadi city were examined according to the criteria used by WHO (1998). Statistical analysis was done using SSP methods under P< 0.05 which considered statistically significant.
Results: Percentage of tooth loss among these age groups was 17.01, 36.16, and 46.83 respectively. Females significantly have higher percentage of tooth loss (51.47) than that of males which was (48.33). 62.17% of the total sample have tooth loss due to dental caries, where as 35.39% was due to periodontal disease and 2.445 was due to other causes including orthodontic treatment and trauma. The higher number of tooth loss due to dental caries was found in the age group of 30 which constitute 57.13 %, while in 49.55% of age group 75 was due to periodontal disease. According to types of teeth, first permanent molar constitute the higher percentage of tooth loss which was 26.81.
Conclusion: this study showed that percentage of tooth loss was high, so improvement of dental health care, attitude and behavior of people was needed in addition to promotion of regular dental visit including early examination and treatment of dental diseases.
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