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Prevalence of pulp stones in Jordanian adults.

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  • 1Faculty of Dentistry, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The purpose of this study was to describe the prevalence of pulp stones in a sample of Jordanian dental patients. The article also presents frequency distributions of this condition among different types of teeth.

STUDY DESIGN:

Data were collected through radiographic examinations of a random sample of periapical and bitewing films of 4573 teeth from 814 dental records from the Faculty of Dentistry's filing system.

RESULTS:

Pulp stones were identified in 22% of the teeth examined. First and second molars were the teeth most commonly affected. Pulp stone incidence was not significantly different among different age and gender groups.

PMID:
9868733
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