Reasons For Extraction Of Teeth In The Age Group Of 18-25 Years - An Institutional Study

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Roghith Kannan, Santhosh Kumar M P, Revathi Duraisamy


Tooth Loss Remains To Be A Major Oral Health Problem In A Population Worldwide. Extractions

Of Permanent Teeth Is Performed For Several Reasons Such As Dental Caries, Periodontal Diseases,

Traumatic Injuries, Prosthetic Considerations, Orthodontic Treatment, Failed Endodontic Treatment And Tooth Impaction. The Main Aim Of Our Study Was To Assess The Reasons For Extractions Of Teeth In The Age Group Of 18-25 Years In Our Institution. A Single Centre Retrospective Study Was Done From June 2019 – March 2020. Out Of 12455 Patients Who Underwent Extraction Of Their Teeth, 820 Patients Had Undergone Extraction In The Age Group Of 18 - 25 Years. Data Of These Patients Were Retrieved From The Digital Case Records Of The Department Of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery. Once The Data Was Obtained And Verified With The Help Of Photographs, It Was Statistically Analyzed Using Spss By Ibm Version 23.0. Descriptive Analysis Was Used To Describe The Gender And Age Distribution, Reason For Extraction. Chi-Square Test Was Used To Test Associations Between Categorical Variables. P Value < 0.05 Was Considered Statistically Significant. In Our Study, Males (54.02%) Had Undergone More Extractions Than Females (45.98%). Extractions Were More Prevalent In Patients In The Age Group Of 24-25 Years (34.60%) Followed By 22-23 Years (27.38%). Dental Caries Was The Most Reason For Extraction (45.39%). No Statistically Significant Association Was Present Between Gender And Age Group Of The Patients (P Value - 0.263). There Was A Statistically Significant Association Present Between The Gender And Reason For Extraction (P Value - 0.001). Within The Limits Of The Current Study, Males Had Undergone More Extractions Than Females, And Predominantly In The 24-25 Age Group. Most Common Reason For Extraction Of Teeth Was Dental Caries. There Was A Significant Association Between Gender Of The Patients And Reasons For Extraction Of Teeth.

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