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INTERNATIONAL DENTAL JOURNAL OF STUDENTS RESEARCH - VOLUME 1 ISSUE 3, Oct-Jan 2013

Pages: 13-18

CAUSES AND PATTERN OF PARTIAL EDENTULISM/EXODONTIA AND ITS ASSOCIATION WITH AGE AND GENDER: SEMI RURAL POPULATION, BAQAI DENTAL COLLEGE, KARACHI, PAKISTAN

Author: Dr Anum Muneeb, Dr Batool Mohsin Khan, Dr Beenish Jamil

Category: Case Report

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The aim and objective of the study was to establish the pattern of partial edentulism and its relationship with age and gender among the patients attending Baqai Dental Hospital Karachi. The study was carried out on patients visiting department of Oral Diagnosis, Baqai Dental Hospital. The total time length of the study was 6 months. The partial edentulism was recorded by visual examination using Kennedy’s Classification. The study sample consisted of 500 patients, 272 (54.4%) males and 228 (45.6%) females respectively. The most common pattern of partial edentulism was found to be Class III in mandible (40%) and in maxilla (30.1%), as well as in cases in which both the arches exhibited partial edentulism (47.6%) followed by Class IV to be the second commonest in maxilla i.e. 15.9% and Class I being the least common i.e. 8.7% in mandible. However Class III mod 1 was found to be the most frequent modification in mandible 26.7% as well as (25.7%) in maxilla. The data concluded that the principal cause of tooth loss is dental caries followed by periodontal diseases.

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