THE PREVALENCE AND ETIOLOGY OF MAXILLARY MIDLINE DIASTEMA IN A SAUDI POPULATION IN ASEER REGION OF SAUDI ARABIA

Muhammed, Ajmal and Master, Luqman and Sayed, Sadatullah and Mohamed, yonis salem and Yahia, kariri and Mushabab, Jhair (2011) THE PREVALENCE AND ETIOLOGY OF MAXILLARY MIDLINE DIASTEMA IN A SAUDI POPULATION IN ASEER REGION OF SAUDI ARABIA. Int. Journal of Clinical Dental Science, 2 (3). pp. 81-85. ISSN 2229 – 7790 (Print) ; 2229 – 7804 (Online)

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Abstract

Maxillary midline diastema is a self-diagnosing esthetic problem appearing in children and affecting adolescents and adults irrespective of gender or ethnicity. In the present study, 200 patients between the ages of 13 and 40 years were examined to determine the existence, degree and etiology of maxillary midline diastema. The study sample consisted of 158 (79%) males and 42 (21%) females. Diastema was observed in 23% of the study sample with width ranging between 0.5 – 4mm. Generalized spacing (39%) was the most common causative factor. Sexual dimorphism was more in favor of males (25%) than females (14%). Significant number of the patients (78%) had at least one other member of their family with diastema, mostly brother or sister. 43% of them considered diastema to be an esthetic problem, however, all wanted to undergo treatment to close the gap in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Dentistry
Divisions: College of Dentistry > Dentistry
Depositing User: DR MUHAMMED AJMAL
Date Deposited: 04 Nov 2015 19:09
Last Modified: 04 Nov 2015 19:09
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/91

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