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ECB. 2022; 11(2): 30-36


PREVALENCE OF PULPECTOMY PROCEDURES IN PRIMARY TEETH- A RETROSPECTIVE ANALYSIS

Fahmida Binti Abd Rahman, Mahesh Ramakrishnan, T.N.Uma Maheshwari.


Abstract

Aim: To analyse common teeth undergoing pulpectomy among children attending a private dental institution in
Chennai, India.
Materials and methods: Data regarding pulpectomy procedures in a private dental hospital which were completed between
June 2019 to March 2020 were retrieved after analysing the case sheets. Data that was retrieved then were evaluated by 2
viewers. Incomplete cases or double entry cases were excluded from this study.
Results: This current study showed that boys were highly prevalent for pulpectomy treatment compared to girls populations
with percentages of 58.6% and 41.4% respectively. Younger children who are less that 5 years old were frequently undergoing
pulpectomy compared to older children.
Conclusion: Within the limit of our study, it can be seen that male children more frequently undergo pulpectomy compared
to females. Mandibular teeth were more common to be treated with pulpectomy than maxillary teeth. Based on the group of
teeth, posterior teeth were more highly prevalent than anterior teeth. Individually, incisors were the most commonest teeth
being treated with pulpectomy in maxillary arch whereas first and second molars teeth in the mandibular arch.
Clinical significance: The research highlights the most common teeth which require pulpectomy procedure in both the arch.
In maxillary arch central and lateral incisors are most commonly treated with pulpectomy, while in mandibular arch 1st and
2nd molar is commonly indicated for pulpectomy procedure.

Key words: Children; Maxillary central incisors ; Pulpectomy; Primary teeth; Posterior teeth, Novel






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