The causes of tooth mortality of permanent teeth in a Malaysian population

Abdul Razak, I. and Jaafar, N. and Mat Nor, G. (1989) The causes of tooth mortality of permanent teeth in a Malaysian population. Journal of the Irish Dental Association, 35 (1). pp. 39-41. ISSN 0021-1133,


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The reasons underlying the need for extraction of 2765 permanent teeth carried out over a 6 month period in the Out-patient Clinic in the Dental Faculty, University of Malaya, was investigated. The present study showed that dental caries (67.4) is the leading cause for extraction followed by periodontal disease (19.6). Caries accounted for the highest proportion of extractions up to the age of 50 whereas periodontal disease becomes the major factor beyond this age. The highest frequency of extractions carried out was between the ages of 21-30.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Cited By (since 1996): 5 Export Date: 3 July 2012 Source: Scopus PubMed ID: 2634714 Language of Original Document: English Correspondence Address: Abdul Razak, I.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Article dental caries dental clinic human Malaysia periodontitis tooth extraction Dental Clinics
Subjects: R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Divisions: Faculty of Dentistry > Dept of Community Dentistry
Depositing User: Mr Ahmad Azwan Azman
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2012 01:38
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2012 01:38

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