Survey of reasons for extraction of permanent teeth in Italy.

  title={Survey of reasons for extraction of permanent teeth in Italy.},
  author={Italo Francesco Angelillo and Carmelo GA Nobile and Maria Pavia},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={24 5},
The purpose of the study is to collect information on the reasons given by dentists, randomly selected from the Italian Dental and Maxillo-Facial Association's, for extracting permanent teeth in Italy. From the 164 dentists responding, 1056 teeth in 839 patients were extracted during two weeks of working activity. More than two-thirds of the teeth were extracted for dental caries (34.4%) and periodontal disease (33.1%). The mean number of teeth extracted per patient showed a significant… CONTINUE READING


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