Prevalence and reasons for tooth extraction among adult patients attending the Teaching Hospital at College of Dentistry/ Mustansiriyah University

Abstract

In light of all the current advances in dental restoration, tooth extraction is one of the last options in dental treatment and yet the number of patients needing dental extraction is still high. The aims of this study are to determine the reasons and pattern of teeth extraction among adult patients attending the Oral Surgery clinic at College of Dentistry/ Mustansiriyah University and to study the correlation between the reasons of teeth extraction and patient’s age, gender and tooth position