Frequency and causes of extraction of first permanent molar tooth in patients presented to a teaching hospital, Multan.
Keywords:Caries, Extraction, First Permanent Molar, Periodontal Disease
Objective: To know the frequency and causes of extraction of first permanent molar tooth in patients presented to a teaching hospital, Multan. Study Design: Retrospective Cross Sectional Descriptive study. Setting: Dental Outdoor Department of Ibn-e-siena Hospital. Period: July 2019 to September 2021. Material & Methods: Patients between the age of 5 years to 15 years, Age, gender, fate of the first permanent molar and the cause of decay of first permanent molar were recorded. Results: Out of 4200 patients 490 patients have decayed first permanent molar. Majority of the children were below 10 years with mean age was 8.6±05. Caries was the most frequent cause of decay. Conclusion: It can be concluded from the study that rate of extraction of first permanent molar is quite high and it is mostly due to caries and periodontal disease. It is mostly in children below ten years of age and has almost equal gender distribution.
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