Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003317
Title: A knowledge, attitude, and practices survey on periodontal awareness and knowledge among the orthodontic patients
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aims: The aim of this study was to provide baseline data on periodontal awareness and health knowledge and to assess the patterns of dental attendance behaviors among the patients under orthodontic treatment. Materials and Methods: A 100 questionnaires were distributed among adults undergoing orthodontic treatment to evaluate the knowledge and awareness on periodontal health. Results: A total of 100 questionnaires were completed and statistically analyzed. About one-quarter of adults reported “gum bleeding” on brushing, but more subjects (40.4%) believed that they had periodontal disease. Furthermore, 47% of the participants thought that they had a “rough tooth surface,” 16% had “gum irritation,” and 25% had “bad breath.” The majority of adults incorrectly defined the meaning of dental plaque and did not know its role in the etiology of gingival disease. Conversely, the majority of participants (60.8%) were aware that gingival bleeding on brushing indicated the presence of periodontal disease that can be prevented by brushing and flossing (63.4%), mainly before going to bed (73.9%). The overwhelming majority of subjects (81.4%) were irregular attenders. “Hard to get an appointment” and “no time available” were found to be the common barriers for regular orthodontic attendance. Most people think that orthodontic treatment is the cause for poor oral hygiene. Conclusion: Knowledge and awareness concerning periodontal disease are still poor in Jordan; therefore, more dental health education is needed to improve oral health.

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    S. Bavana Sri 1 , R. Sarah Sathiyawathie1 *, Deepa Gurunathan2

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    1 Department of Research, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Pedodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. R. Sarah Sathiyawathie, Department of Research, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai – 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    S. Bavana Sri 1 , R. Sarah Sathiyawathie1 *, Deepa Gurunathan2

    Title:A knowledge, attitude, and practices survey on periodontal awareness and knowledge among the orthodontic patients
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (606-608)
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    Methodology:A knowledge, attitude, and practices survey
    Research Materials:orthodontic patients

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Orthodontic review Periodontal awareness Periodontal knowledge

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