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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 304-308

Reasons for permanent teeth extraction in the United Arab Emirates

Growth and Development Department, Ajman University, Ajman, United Arab Emirates

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Dr. Raghad Hashim
Growth and Development Department, Ajman University, P. O. Box 346, Ajman.
United Arab Emirates
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jioh.jioh_95_19

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Aims and Objectives: The aims of this study were to investigate the primary reasons for extraction of permanent teeth and to assess its correlation with gender, age, and tooth type among patients treated in the two main dental colleges in United Arab Emirates (UAE). Materials and Methods: The study was conducted over 3 months; it consisted of 618 patients, aged 12–70 years, who underwent tooth extraction. There were 473 (70.7%) male and 181 (29.3%) female patients. Data retrieved were entered into excel database and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software, version 21. Results: A total of 979 teeth were extracted from 618 patients. Caries was the main reason for tooth loss (81.5%), whereas periodontal diseases and orthodontics reasons were responsible for 10% and 4.7% of extractions, respectively. The highest rates (94.5%) of extraction occur among those aged 31–40 years. A significant association was present between gender and the number of teeth extracted. Conclusion: The findings of this study identified dental caries as the main reason for tooth extraction among the studied population in UAE.

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