The reasons for tooth extractions in adults and their validation.

@article{Hull1997TheRF,
  title={The reasons for tooth extractions in adults and their validation.},
  author={Peter S Hull and Helen Victoria Worthington and Valerie Clerehugh and R Tsirba and Robin M. Davies and Jan E Clarkson},
  journal={Journal of dentistry},
  year={1997},
  volume={25 3-4},
  pages={
          233-7
        }
}
OBJECTIVES To investigate the primary reasons for the extraction of permanent teeth in adults and to validate the dentists' reasons for extraction. METHODS Twenty-one dentists in the Greater Manchester area took part in the study. These dentists provided extracted teeth stored in 10% buffered formal saline together with details of the patient's age, sex, dental attendance pattern and the reason for extraction. In order to validate the reasons for extraction, teeth were examined for the… CONTINUE READING
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