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|Title:||Reasons for exodontia in rural Nigerian children|
|Authors:||AZODO, C. C.|
ODAI, C. D.
EZEJA, E. B.
OBUEKWE, O. N.
|Abstract:||OBJECTIVE: To investigate the reasons for exodontia in children attending a general dental practice in Uselu, Edo State. MATERIAL AND METHODS: All pediatric patients that had extraction between January 2006 and December 2008 in a general dental practice in Uselu were recruited for this prospective survey. The data collected include age, sex, reason for extraction and tooth extracted. RESULTS: A total of 756 extractions were done during the survey period. Female constituted 57.4% of treated patients. Caries was the most frequently reason for childhood exodontia (82%). The deciduous teeth were mostly extracted (66.1%) than permanent teeth (33.9%). Deciduous molar accounted for 42.6% of all exodontia in children. Mandibular teeth were more frequently extracted (60%) than maxillary teeth (40%). Exodontia was also more on the right side of the mouth and lower right quadrant CONCLUSION: This survey highlights the need for extensive prevention programs targeted at rural children with high caries risk.|
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|ODAI CD, AZODO CC, EZEJA EB, OBUEKWE ON (2010). Reasons for exodontia in rural Nigerian children.pdf||81.81 kB||Adobe PDF||View/Open|
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