REASONS OF TEETH EXTRACTION IN PATIENTS SEEN AT DENTAL CLINICS OF COLLEGE OF DENTISTRY, AL JOUF UNIVERSITY, KINGDOM OF SAUDI ARABIA
This study was carried out to determine the common causes of extraction of permanent teeth in patients presenting to dental clinics of College of Dentistry, Al Jouf University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). This study was conducted from January to June 2016 in students and staff clinics. Three hundred extractions were selected through convenience sampling and data collected through a Form approved by the ethical committee of college of dentistry. Dental caries (70 %) was found to be the most common reason for extraction followed by periodontal diseases (12%), pre-prosthetic (5%), orthodontic purposes (3%), impactions (3%), fractures tooth (3%), associated pathology (3%) and in line of fracture (1%). It can be concluded that dental caries was the most common cause of dental extractions in the study sample.