Research Article of International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews
Knowledge about Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth Amongst Medical Students: a Questionnaire Based Study
Dang P1, Datana S2, Agarwal SS3, Bhandari SK4
1Dr Puneet Dang, MDS (Pedodontics) Pune (India); 2Associate Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (India); 3Assistant Professor, Department of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics, Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (India);4Professor, Department of Oral and Maxilofacial Surgery,Armed Forces Medical College, Pune (India)
Introduction: Dental avulsion is an emergency that could happen anytime, anywhere and medical health professionals are the first to whom parents usually take their children to seek emergency treatment. Therefore, medical health professionals should have adequate basic knowledge regarding its management. Aim: This study was conducted to assess basic knowledge regarding emergency management of avulsed tooth amongst medical students. Method: This cross-sectional questionnaire based survey was carried out amongst 150 medical students consisting of customized 10 multiple choice questions based on basic knowledge about and preferred methods of managing avulsed tooth. Results: The results showed that most of them knew what avulsion is but almost 50% of them responded that they will refer or call for help from Dental surgeon. Only 30% had knowledge about basic and first aid management that is immediate repositioning of avulsed tooth in its socket. Conclusion: The medical students have inadequate knowledge about primary management of avulsion. They should be trained in this aspect so that they can manage such emergencies if Dental Surgeon is not available.
Keywords: Avulsion, Replantation, Dental Trauma.
How to cite this article:
Dang P, Datana S, Agarwal SS, Bhandari SK. Knowledge about Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth Amongst Medical Students: a Questionnaire Based Study. International Journal of Dental Research and Reviews, 2019, 2:16
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