A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY ON EXTRACTION OF ROOT STUMP IN PATIENTS UNDER 35 YEARS AGE
1G.Anjana*, Dr. R.N. Balakrishna
Root stumps are conditions where the crown structure is missing due to fracture and only the root is present in the socket. Most common causes include extensive untreated dental caries, negligence to seek dental care. This can cause infections if left untreated. Hence it is very important to get a root stump extracted. The aim of this study is to evaluate the incidence of root stump extraction in patients under 35 years of age visiting a Dental Hospital. All root stumps case sheets were downloaded from Dental Information Archiving System(DIAS) software, verified, copied to microsoft excel. Statistics were analysed in SPSS software and results were obtained. Total number of patients who underwent root stump extractions was 1695 patients. Patients under 35 years of age were 68 patients. Within the limits of this study it can be concluded that Incidence of root stumps extraction was higher in females than in male, and it is negatively correlated with age.
root stump, dental caries, extraction, age, incidence