Int Dent J 2021 Feb 26. Epub 2021 Feb 26.
Department of Social Dentistry and Behavioral Sciences, Academic Centre for Dentistry Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Research Department PSYTREC, Bilthoven, The Netherlands; School of Health Sciences, Salford University, Salford, United Kingdom; Institute of Health and Society, University of Worcester, Worcester, United Kingdom; School of Psychology, Queen's University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Objective: Most tooth extractions are performed for dental reasons, but there are also nondental and nonmedical reasons for extractions; these include psychological, financial, religious, and cultural reasons as well as simply granting a patient's request. This systematic review was performed to examine the proportion and range of indications associated with tooth removal in context of dental, nondental, and medical reasons.
Methods: A search conducted using PubMed, Embase, and APA PsycINFO identified 6038 studies. Read More