Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003569
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and awareness on oral hygiene practice among patients wearing fixed partial denture
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Patient with fixed partial dentures (FPDs) requires regular, lifelong professional maintenance providing repeated oral hygiene interventions and reinstructions regarding maintaining proper oral hygiene around fixed prosthesis. A detailed explanation of the importance of post cementation instructions and proper/daily practice of dental aids (such as floss, special end-tufted, and interdental brushes) will improve and maintain the healthy condition of the alveolar mucosa. Materials and Methods: A questionnaire consisting of 15 questions was prepared to obtain information about knowledge, attitude, and awareness on oral hygiene practices toward FPDs. A total of 50 patients wearing FPDs were chosen as participants. Results: About 80% of patients do not use any special cleaning aids to clean the prosthesis. Only 10% of patients use special cleaning aids to clean the prosthesis. 60% of patients reported the need for prosthesis is the function. 75% of patients are satisfied with their prosthesis. Conclusion: Highly significantly number of patients did not use any form of interdental aids to clean their fixed prosthesis. The main reason for not using any dental aids was a lack of post-fixed prosthodontics instructions and not been informed by the dentist.

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    K. Harini, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

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    Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Science, Chennai - 600 077, India

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    Author:

    K. Harini, Dhanraj Ganapathy*, R. M. Visalakshi

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness on oral hygiene practice among patients wearing fixed partial denture
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (May)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (1110-1113)
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    Methodology: Fixed partial denture, Floss, Instructions, Interdental aids, Oral hygiene,Knowledge, attitude, and awareness
    Research Materials:50 patients wearing Fixed partial denture (FPDs)

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Fixed partial denture Floss Instructions Interdental aids Oral hygiene

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