Curr Health Sci J, vol. 45, no. 1, 2019

Clinical and Statistical Aspects of Partial Edentulism in a Sample of Adults in Craiova, Romania

[Original paper]

R.E. GHITA(1), M. SCRIECIU(2), V. MERCUT(2), S.M. POPESCU(3), A.C. STANUSI(2), I.C. PETCU(2), I.R. MARINESCU(3), R.M. PASCU(2), S. GAMAN(2)


(1)PhD Studies School, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(2)Prosthodontics Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania,
(3)Oral Rehabilitation Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania


Abstract:

The purpose of the study was to analyze the prevalence of different forms of partial edentulism and the description of the various parameters associated with this disease. Materials and Methods. The study was conducted on a total of 204 subjects who presented themselves at the Clinic of Dental Prosthetics and Oral Rehabilitation Clinic of the Faculty of Dentistry Craiova between October 2015 and June 2016. Results. Of the 204 subjects diagnosed with partial edentulism, 51.47% belonged to the age group of 20-29 years, 52.46% were female and 82.84% came from the urban environment. The most frequent cause of the edentulism was dental caries and their complications. The present study has shown that the partial edentulism forms encountered, especially those of the Kennedy III class, had an increased frequency among the young population, especially in the maxillary arch.


Keywords:
Partial edentulism, partial edentulism prevalence, descriptive statistical analysis



Corresponding:
Monica Scrieciu, Prosthodontics Department, Faculty of Dental Medicine, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, 2 Petru Rares Street, 200349 Craiova, Romania; e-mail: scrieciu_monica@yahoo.com


DOI 10.12865/CHSJ.45.01.13 - Download PDF