COMPLETE EDENTULISM AND CONTRIBUTING FACTORS AMONG THE JORDANIAN POPULATION
This study aims to find out the predominance of complete Edentulism through analyzing patients visiting the Prosthodontic Department at the Ministry of Health Amman, Jordan concerning age and gender. The data was collected from 230 patients who reported a complete denture treatment for the first time by completing a questionnaire over a period of one year, which covered their age, gender, duration, and the reasons for edentulousness. The cases were split into three age groups; Group 1 (30-50 years), Group 2 (51-70), and Group 3 (71 years and above).
The results showed that 136 (64%) of the patients were males while 75 (36%) were females. The majority of the patients were from age group 2 (51-70 years), while the minority were from age group 1 (30-50 years), and periodontal disease was the major cause of Edentulism in males and females. Conforming to the span of complete edentulousness, the largest sum of both male and female patients became edentulous in the duration of up to 6 months.
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