A. F. Khalil 1, O. A. Shaladi 1, G. H. Tarafdar 1, M. R. Abou-Zeid 2
-Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Faculty of Dentistry, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J. 2-Faculty of Engineering, University of Garyounis, Benghazi, S.P.L.A.J.
Garyounis Medical Journal Vol. 4, No.1. January 1981:39-44
Reasons for 7,000 permanent tooth extraction were studied in Benghazi S.F.L.A J. over a three months period. Caries account for 66.3% while periodontal diseases causes 28%. Trauma and Orthodontic causes, 1.8% and 1.2% respectively, impacted and malposed teeth 2.3%, while teeth related to cysts and tumors causes 0.4%.
The lower first molar was extracted in 92.3% as a result of caries. The lower central incisor showed the highest rate among teeth extracted due to periodontal disease while the upper central incisor is the most frequent tooth extracted as a result of acute trauma.
Keywords: Causes of Tooth Mortality in Benghazi. A Clinical-Statistical Study