Analyzing the Frequency of Dental Anomalies in the Adult Population of Baghdad City by the Use of CBCT

Nuhad Hassan


Objective: This study aimed to investigate the prevalence of several dental anomalies in the Iraqi
population and compare those variables using CBCT between genders and jaw locations.
Methods: A cohort of 152 Iraqi adults (84 females, 68 males) over the age of 18 referred to CBCT
scans for various dental procedures used to investigate dental anomalies related to position, shape,
number, and size.
Results: Out of the total sample size of 152 individuals, 55 had dental anomalies. Among these
anomalies, females accounted for a larger percentage (50.8%) compared to males (49.2%). The
maxilla was the most common location for jaw anomalies, accounting for 51.6% of cases.
The study revealed that disturbances in tooth shape accounted for 48.1% of the specific anomalies
discovered. Among these shape anomalies, dilaceration was the most prevalent subtype,
accounting for 39.3% of the cases. The second most prevalent anomaly (24.6%) was impaction.
Conclusion: Dental abnormalities are quite widespread, with dilaceration being the most prevalent
aberration that affects the morphology of teeth. Females exhibit a greater proportion of dental
abnormalities. The investigation of dental anomalies is particularly important, especially before
orthodontic and surgical procedures.


Dental anomalies, Dilaceration, Impaction, CBCT.

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