Question Hi. The research needed is a dental condition called oligodontia, which is a mouth and jaw condition that prevents the growing of permanent teeth (more than 6 teeth fail to form) and hypodontia (which is the congenital missing of up to 6 teeth). The research I am looking for is to confirm how frequent this is..and any other stats that may be available. I searched university databases and not much luck on stats. I recall reading that hypodontia in some form or another affects up to 20% of the population. Is this true?? Any and all stats are useful. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you!
Answer Karen - I did a little research, like I'm sure you have done and found variable percentages in different studies. I have seen the process quite a few times, but in my practice it was only less than 5 percent.
I wish I could give you an exact figure or even an approximate one, but I cannot not. I found in a study from Louisiana that they state about 7%. I wish I could be more exacting. Sorry.
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