Institution Based Assessment of Incidence and Association of Abrasion between Different Age Groups-A Retrospective Study
Author(s): Nivethitha R and K Anjaneyulu*
Introduction: Defects in the gingival third of a tooth crown, which may be on the facial or lingual surface, are prominent in cervical lesions. Non-carious cervical lesions are pathological losses of tooth structure produced by reasons other than dental caries, such as cervical abrasion (NCCL). Cervical abrasion is an example of NCCL, in which exposing the teeth to mechanical pressures on a regular basis causes pathological wear of the hard tissues. Cervical tooth lesions are more common as people get older in the majority of situations. The prevalence of cervical abrasion differs between males and females, according to several studies. To evaluate the incidence and association of cervical abrasion between age groups. Materials and methods: A total of 1000 patients were included in the present study. Demographic details like age, gender of patients with cervical abrasion were recorded. All the data was entered on the excel sheet. Data was analysed by the SPSS software version. Results: Cervical abrasion was observed in individuals of this study. High prevalence of cervical abrasions was seen in males (30.80%) compared to females (28.60%). Most of the cases were observed in individuals within the 41-50 years of age group (30.80%), and the least observed within 71-80 years of age groups (3.70%). Conclusion: Within the limitations of the study, most of the cervical abrasions cases are recorded within 41-50 years of age groups with high predilection in males. There is a statistically non-significant association between age groups and gender of patients with cervical abrasion.