Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003147
Title: Knowledge on periotome and atraumatic extraction among dental students
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: The aim of this study was to understand the knowledge of dental students on periotomes in non-surgical tooth extractions. Materials and methods: An annexure a questionnaire was distributed among 200 dental students practicing in Saveetha Dental College. An annexure A questionnaire (Picture 1) was distribute among 200 dental students practicing in Saveetha dental college. The three criteria namely the familiarity of the periotome, principles of periotome and the principles of atraumatic extraction are considered based on questionnaire level. The final results are graphically analyzed. Results: This study depicts the knowledge about periotomes and its uses among the undergraduate students of Saveetha Dental College. As we already discussed, the awareness of atraumatic extractions should be made possible on a wide scale even for new practitioners onto the field. The importance of atraumatic extraction is not only reducing the post-operative pain but also aids in maintaining the gingival collar and fast healing and puts less pressure on the buccal and lingual/palatal cortices of the bone. Only 50% of the dental students have the knowledge about atraumatic extraction and the aim of any extractions, because the importance of atraumatic extractions has not been stressed enough. 51% of them know the use of a periotome and their function, and they understand that peritomes aid in reliving the periodontal ligaments by tearing them from bone socket to the tooth. Only 42% of the students know that periotome was used before immediate implant placement, and the remaining 48% thinks that the periotome is the same of an elevator and its function is elevated. Conclusion: This study clearly reveals the knowledge on atraumatic extractions, various methods of atraumatic extractions and on periotomes is less amongst the undergraduate students of Saveetha Dental College. We understand that the basic principle of any extraction is to do no harm to the healthy parts of the tooth. This can be achieved with atraumatic extractions performed using periotomes and luxators, encouraging the same during routine clinical practices Awareness on atraumatic extractions with the importance of soft tissue, gingival contour and preservation of bone volume should be emphasized to the undergraduate students and give opportunities in clinical practices to observe, study and practice along with theoretical knowledge in atraumatic extractions.

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    R. Shasmitha1 , Kathiravan Selvarasu2 *

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    1Deparment of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery,Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences,Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Kathiravan Selvarasu, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    R. Shasmitha1 , Kathiravan Selvarasu2 *

    Title:Knowledge on periotome and atraumatic extraction among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (February)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (399-403)
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    Methodology:Atraumatic extraction, Extraction, Gingival fibers, Periodontal fibers, Periotome
    Research Materials:200 dental students

Keywords

Atraumatic extraction Extraction Gingival fibers Periodontal fibers Periotome

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