Article Type : Research Article
Volume : 5
Issue : 1
Online ISSN : 2581-9364
Print ISSN : 2581-9356
Article First Page : 16
Article End Page : 18
Aim of the study: To determine the prevalence of ectopic teeth in randomly selected people in the age group from 8 to 25 years.
Materials and Methods: This prospective study was conducted 1) among patients visiting Pushpagiri College of Dental Sciences, Thiruvalla, and Kerala in the age group 8 to 25 years during a time period of 3 months 2) students of Christ Central School, Thiruvalla, and Kerala in the age group 8 to 18 years was determined through a screening camp. A total sample size of 460 people was selected randomly and was clinically examined for the presence of minimum of one ectopic tooth; from which this data was recorded.
Results: The result showed that 20.217% of patients examined had at least one ectopic tooth.
Conclusion: Disturbances of eruption may depend on systemic or local factors. The prevalence of ectopic eruption was moderately high. It is important to develop an early diagnosis in order to start treatment at the optimal time.
Keywords: Ectopic eruption, Eruption disturbance, Early diagnosis, Interception.