Prevalence of Extraction of Primary Mandibular Second Molar in 3 to 5 Year Old Children

Rithanya. M

Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai-77, India.

Ganesh Jeevanandan *

Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai-77, India.

*Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.


Introduction: Tooth extraction is done based on a variety of reasons, the most common reason being the tooth becoming unrestorable as a result of dental caries, trauma to the tooth or periodontal disorder. The tooth indicated for extraction is usually associated with pain except in some cases where the tooth is removed for orthodontic treatment. Dental caries is a chronic disease of the tooth which is represented by demineralisation and destruction of the organic matter of the tooth. It is the most common cause of dental extraction. The aim of this study is to analyze the prevalence of extraction of primary mandibular second molars in children treated under general anesthesia from a private dental hospital.

Materials and method: This study is a single centered retrospective study in which the data was collected from a private dental college and hospital in Chennai, India. Patient details were collected from the hospital management system and a total of 47 samples were collected. The data was tabulated using Excel and then statistically analyzed using the latest version of SPSS software.

Results and discussion: Prevalence of extraction of primary mandibular second molar in 3 to 5 year old children wasstudied. The primary mandibular right second molar was found to be extracted the most. Also, primary mandibular second molar was extracted more in males and in the age group of 5.

Conclusion: In the study conducted, the primary mandibular right second molar was the most extracted tooth.

Keywords: Dental extraction, dental caries, innovative technique, pediatric dentistry

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Rithanya. M and Jeevanandan , G. (2024) “Prevalence of Extraction of Primary Mandibular Second Molar in 3 to 5 Year Old Children”, Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International, 36(1), pp. 31–37. doi: 10.9734/jpri/2024/v36i17494.


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