MOST COMMON CHIEF COMPLAINT FOR SEEKING DENTAL TREATMENT: A CROSS SECTIONAL STUDY CARRIED OUT IN VARIOUS HOSPITALS IN JORDAN
This cross-sectional study was carried out to determine the most common chief complaints for which people visited various dental care hospitals in Jordan.
After obtaining the ethical approval, five hundred patients who visited the public sector dental hospitals in Jordan formed the study group, 50% of them were males. The data were collected through self- designated questionnaire which included demographics and chief complaints of the patients. Statistical analysis was conducted using (SPSS), Chi-square test, and one-way ANOVA test.
The main finding was that the dental pain was the most common reason for seeking dental treatment (43.2%), followed by restorative treatment (15.6 %), dental caries (14.0%), dental implant (7.4%), orthodontics treatment (7.0%), dental trauma (4.6%), periodontal treatment (4.4%), routine checkup (2.6%), and other reasons (1.2%) respectively.