Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004575
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental practitioners regarding the effect and management of food impaction in prosthesis – A survey
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: One of the prime goals of prosthetic therapy is to establish a physiologic periodontal climate and facilitate the maintenance of periodontal health. Food impaction is the most irritating outcome in certain prosthesis. Webster defined food impaction as food being packed or wedged. It is one of the common complaints reported by the patients. Food impaction is one of the common causes of gingival and periodontal diseases. It also leads to caries of the abutment and the adjacent teeth leading to subsequent failure of the prostheses. The dentist should evaluate the etiological factors responsible for food impaction and carry out the necessary steps to treat it. Aim: The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude, and opinion of dental practitioners regarding the effect and management of food impaction. Materials and Methods: A close- ended questionnaire comprising 10 questions regarding (1) occurrence, (2), consequences, (3) likely reason, and (4) most routinely followed the line of treatment for food impaction was distributed to 100 dental practitioners. The response data were tabulated and analyzed by computing the percentage response for each question. Results: Most of the respondents had come across patients who complained of food impaction. The most common consequences of food impaction were proximal caries. Majority of the dentists considered poor marginal adaptation of the crown as the most likely reason for food impaction. Repeating the prostheses with emphasis on prescribing and reinforcing the use of proper interdental aids was considered as the ideal treatment option. Conclusion: The knowledge, attitude, and opinion of dental practitioners regarding the effect and management of food impaction is adequate. Majority of the practitioners (87.1%) were aware and some of them (13.9%) were unaware regarding the causes, effect, and management of food impaction in various prostheses.

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    A. Ashik Ahamed, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

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

    *Corresponding author: Dr. Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    A. Ashik Ahamed, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and practice of dental practitioners regarding the effect and management of food impaction in prosthesis – A survey
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (317-321)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and practice
    Research Materials: Crown contour, Denture, Food impaction

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Abutment Caries Contact areas Crown contour Denture Food impaction

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