The necessity of evaluation of prosthetic treatment of missing teeth caused by hard tissues of oral cavity diseases and injuries for students of Bialystok universities

Journal Title: Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu - Year 2016, Vol 22, Issue 2

Abstract

[b]Introduction and objective. [/b]The main aim of the research was to estimate the need for prosthetic treatment among students of three Bialystok universities and to analyse the factors that may influence this need. [b]Materials and method[/b]. The research involved a group of 380 students attending three different Bialystok universities: Medical University of Bialystok, University of Bialystok and Bialystok University of Technology. The questionnaire comprised of 9 questions indicating such problems as: missing teeth, reasons for lack of the teeth, kind of treatment used or reasons why it was not administered, was used to collect the data. A Chi2 test was used to analyse relationships between investigated factors. [b]Results.[/b] Missing teeth were reported in 109 of the surveyed (28.7%). Orthodontic reasons and caries as a second reason were the most common causes for missing teeth occurrence. 19 students (17.4%) with missing teeth had prosthetic appliances. Those who had not undergone prosthetic treatment gave orthodontic reasons (21.4%) as the cause or subjective lack of need for treatment (18.4%). The occurrence of missing teeth did not statistically differ between universities. [b]Conclusions.[/b] The research showed a quantity drop in missing teeth occurrences when compared to research by other authors. Although it was observed that the number of missing teeth is decreasing, there are still too few people who fill them properly, which may suggest insufficient awareness of tooth loss consequences.[b]Key words:[/b] state of dentition, prosthetic treatment, missing teeth

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Katarzyna Taraszkiewicz-Sulik, Klaudia Kosińska, Julia Mosiej, Maria Gołębiewska

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  • EP ID EP79558
  • DOI 10.5604/20834543.1208219
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Katarzyna Taraszkiewicz-Sulik, Klaudia Kosińska, Julia Mosiej, Maria Gołębiewska (2016). The necessity of evaluation of prosthetic treatment of missing teeth caused by hard tissues of oral cavity diseases and injuries for students of Bialystok universities. Medycyna Ogólna i Nauki o Zdrowiu, 22(2), 135-139. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-79558