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Changes that occurred in the pattern of tooth extraction in the last 13 years among a population of children in Nigerian were studied. The result of this study was then compared to that of a past study done in the same institution 13 years earlier. Information on age, gender, and indication of tooth extraction was collected prospectively from 379(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate the frequency, distribution and quality of root canal treatment in an adult Nigerian subpopulation and to determine the prevalence of apical periodontitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS The periapical status and length of root fillings of 756 patients attending Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital, Ile-Ife, Nigeria for the first time(More)
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES To assess the risk factors of apical periodontitis (AP) in a Nigerian sub-urban adult population and to compare the findings with those previously reported for various population groups. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study was based on a full mouth radiographic survey of 285 patients. Patients' age ranged from 18-60 years. All teeth were(More)
OBJECTIVES Many studies have reported the clinical problems associated with resin composite restorations in NCCLs. None has compared these clinical problems in NCCLs with and without occlusal wear facets. The present study sets out to determine the proportion of NCCLs that presents occlusal wear facets, and to compare the failure pattern of resin composite(More)
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