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A clinical study of the medical condition of patients requiring tooth extraction in Mosul City

Author: Mohammad S SULEIMAN
Journal: Al-Rafidain Dental Journal مجلة الرافدين لطب الأسنان ISSN: 18121217 Year: 2002 Volume: 2 Issue: 3 Pages: 414-422
Publisher: Mosul University جامعة الموصل

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The number of medically compromised patients is increasing in both dental school patient populations and private practices presenting specific challenges to the dental profession. In this clinical study, the population studied consisted of(2943) patients, of them(1737) were males and(1206) females. The patients selected for this study were those attending Department of oral and maxillo-facial surgery in Saddam Dental Hospital, College of Dentistry, University of Mosul, and the author's private clinic between(1-10-2001 and 1-6-2002). The results showed that about the fifth of the patients(19.06%) were medically compromised patients(MCP) who need special care during tooth extraction. Lower and upper first molars showed the highest number of tooth extraction(28.94%). Dental caries and its sequalae were the most common cause of tooth extraction. The age group(15-34 year) contained the highest percentage of tooth loss(49.13%).

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