Incidence of, and reasons for, tooth mortality among mentally retarded adults during a 10-year period.

@article{Gabre1999IncidenceOA,
  title={Incidence of, and reasons for, tooth mortality among mentally retarded adults during a 10-year period.},
  author={P Gabre and Thore Martinsson and Lars Gahnberg},
  journal={Acta odontologica Scandinavica},
  year={1999},
  volume={57 1},
  pages={55-61}
}
The aim of the study was to investigate the reasons for, and incidence of, tooth mortality over a 10-year period in mentally retarded adults receiving regular dental care. The number of teeth present in 115 individuals (mean age in 1984 was 41.0, range 19-83 years) was registered in 1984 and 1994. The reasons for tooth mortality, medication utilization, frequency of dental care visits and cooperation during dental treatment were registered and related to tooth loss. The average incidence of… CONTINUE READING

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