Pattern and Causes of Tooth Extraction in Patients Reporting to a Teaching Dental Hospital

  • Haafsa Arshad Sahibzada Post-Graduate Trainee Oral Medicine, Islamabad Dental Hospital
Keywords: Dental caries, Mandibular posterior teeth, Permanent dentition


Objective: The present study was conducted to evaluate the pattern and causes of tooth loss. This will be helpful for dental practitioners to be more vigilant regarding oral health care. Methodology: A cross sectional study was carried out at Islamabad Dental Hospital, an affiliated teaching dental hospital of Islamabad Medical & Dental College, Bharakahu. Dental extractions carried out over a period of one year and eight months were included in the study.

Results: A total of 8355 patients (12562 extractions in a total) were evaluated with majority 50 years and above and predominance of females. Mandibular posterior teeth were frequently extracted, with mandibular 1st molar in dominance due to caries.

Conclusion: Regardless of age, gender and set of dentition, caries was the key reason of most of the extractions. Mandibular first molar was the most commonly extracted tooth. Gender distribution indicated females in majority.

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