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Title: Tooth loss pattern and edentulousness among 1,400 Saudi patients
Authors: Al-Dosari, A
Al-Wazzan, K.
Al-Garni, M.
Abdulmajed, A.
Keywords: Tooth loss pattern; edentulousness; Saudi patients
Issue Date: 1997
Publisher: Cairo University, Faculty of Oral & Dental Medicine
Citation: Cairo Dental Journal ; 13(1): 31-34
Abstract: The purpose of the present study was to assess the pattern of tooth loss and edentulousness among 1400 Saudi dental patients. The patients were examined clinically and radiographs were taken when needed. Third molars were excluded. The findings in relation to age, sex, tooth loss and distribution of missing teeth between upper and lower jaws were recorded and studied. Results showed that the mean number of missing teeth was 10.1 ± 7.6 per individual. A total of 112 (15%) male and 77 (12%) female patients were edentulous. All patients older than seventy years of age were edentulous. First molars were the most commonly missing teeth; maxillary (20%) and mandibular (21%). The least frequently missing teeth in both maxilla and mandible were the canines (9%). Findings of this study could help in future planning of dental care policies in the region, especially in relation to prosthodontic need and dental preventive programs.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/14209
ISSN: 1110-6786
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