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Volume 7 Issue 12 (December, 2019)

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Prevalence of pulpally infected permanent posterior teeth in the department of Endodontics and conservative dentistry in UCMS, Nepal
Vanita Gautam, Hemant Kumar Halwai, Vaibhav Rai

Background: Unmanaged caries and neglected oral hygiene are the most common conditions of oral cavity. The present study was conducted to evaluate the prevalence of pulpally infected permanent posterior teeth in the department of Endodontics and conservative dentistry in UCMS, Nepal. Materials and methods: The present cross sectional retrospective study was conducted for a period of 1 month from 05 October 2019 to 05 November 2019 in UCMS College of dental surgery on the basis of departmental records from July 2018 to July 2019 of 18-40 years old patients. The pulpally affected posterior teeth were noted down by single examiner to rule out possibility of operatorís error. All the data thus obtained was arranged in a tabulated form and analysed using SPSS software. Results: The mean age of the subjects was 32.54+/- 4.56 years. More number of female patients were presented with pulpal involvement than males. More molars had pulpal involvement than premolars. Mandibular first molar was the most infected tooth among all the posteriors.Conclusion: The present study clearly demonstrated significant proportion of subjects with pulpal infection, clearly indicating lack of oral health awareness. Key words: Pulpal, Infected, Posterior.

 
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