Evaluation of the Cause and Pattern of Teeth Extraction in the College of Dentistry, Mustansiriyah University
Author(s): Noor Mohammed Al-Noori*
The aim of this study was to find the reasons for teeth extraction in patients attending department of Oral Surgery in college of dentistry and cross relation of factors such as age, gender, etc. Material and Methods: This study was carried out in oral surgery department of college of dentistry, Mustansiriyah University, Baghdad- Iraq. The data collected from the case sheets of under graduate student of college of dentistry, fourth and fifth stages. Results: There were 1964 patients had 2789 extracted teeth occupied in this study with mean age (39.96) years, 1151 patients were males and 813 of them were females. 1995 from teeth as retained roots (71.5%). (58.6%) were maxillary teeth and (41.4%) were mandibular teeth. There were 1099 (39.4%) out of 2789 teeth diagnosed with chronic periapical lesion and 896 teeth with necrotic pulps (32.13%). Conclusion: Caries and its progression until reach necrosis and periapical lesions and formation of retained roots that unable to treat by other ways except extraction was the prevalent cause of extraction in this study.