A Retrospective Study on the Pattern of Tooth Morbidity in a Selected Population in Udaipur City, India

Manju Ananthakrishanan Nair, Bhagavandas A Rai, Rajesh Shankarapillai, Roy George


Background: A recent study among outpatients in various dental hospitals in Udaipur was lacking. Aims and Objectives: To obtain information on the tooth morbidity pattern among outpatients attending a private dental college for one year period. Materials and Methods: A retrospective hospital record based study from 01.01.2009 to 31.12.2009 was carried out among individuals attending the outpatient department (OPD) of the Pacific Dental College and Hospital, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India. A total of 10,278 new patients attended the OPD during the study period. Systematic random sampling (1 in every 20 patients) was done and 514 patients selected. After excluding patients visiting the emergency department, those who got admitted and whose records were not available, 500 cases were analyzed. The demographic details, morbidity pattern, average number of teeth removed were noted. Results: Periodontitis and dental caries were the most common reasons for extraction, i.e., 77% and 19.8% respectively. Conclusions: Periodontitis was the main reason for teeth loss in older age group compared to dental caries which was the main cause in younger generation.


Tooth Loss; Periodontitis; Dental caries


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