Tooth loss among Nigerians treated in teaching hospitals: a national pilot study.

@article{Esan2010ToothLA,
  title={Tooth loss among Nigerians treated in teaching hospitals: a national pilot study.},
  author={Temitope Ayodeji Esan and Adeyemi Oluniyi Olusile and Michael Akin Ojo and Christopher Ikeokwu Udoye and Elizabeth Obhioneh Oziegbe and Hector Oladapo Olasoji},
  journal={The journal of contemporary dental practice},
  year={2010},
  volume={11 5},
  pages={
          017-24
        }
}
AIM The aim of this study was to identify the causes and patterns of tooth loss among Nigerian adults. BACKGROUND Tooth loss continues to be a major problem in clinical dentistry and has received significant attention in everyday dental practice. In Nigeria there is a discernible lack of current data that would explain the reasons and patterns of tooth loss from its different geopolitical zones. METHODS AND MATERIALS The reasons for tooth extractions during a period of 12 months were… CONTINUE READING

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