Prevalence of impacted canine among Libyan native’s orthodontic patients in Sirte city
Keywords:Prevalence, Libyan population, impacted canines,, panoramic radiograph
This retrospective study was carried out in a dental center in the Sirte, a city in the middle region of Libya. Based on the surveying of panoramic radiographs of patients attended the dental clinic. A total of 500 panoramic radiographs were screened, and all patients with impacted canines were further screened clinically and radiologically. The purpose of this study was to report the prevalence of impacted canine teeth in Sirte city according to the age, and gender. The clinician can investigate the presence and position of the canine using visual inspection, palpation, and radiography. Canine impaction with or without other impactions occurred in (6.8%) of the scanned radiographs, with higher incidence in female (79.4%) than male (20.6%) cases. The aim of the present study was to create baseline information by evaluating the prevalence of impacted canine in middle region of Libya/Sirte city.
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