Jodat Askari1 , Feroze Ali2, Afreen Shameem3 , Salman Zafar4 , Nadya Sultan5
Volume 18, Issue 1 (January - March 2009)
The aim of the study is to record the frequency and pattern of missing maxillary teeth in a sample population of Karachi, Pakistan.
A total of 4000 patients were screened at Dr Ishrat- ul-Ibad Institute of Oral Health Diseases, Karachi. Out of the total, 3621 patients were selected for the study. Student’s t test was used to analyze the data using SPSS 10.
Total missing maxillary teeth were 2197 (60.6 %) out of the total molars were 1119(30.9%), premolars were 537 (14.8%), canine 156 (4.3%) and incisors 385 (10.6%). No significant difference was seen between male ad female.
The present cross sectional study formulates a base line data to depict the pattern of tooth loss and its frequency in our Pakistani population.
Cross sectional study, maxillary, missing teeth