Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-Pcol-00004533
Title: Knowledge about post-extraction complications among dental students
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: The most common dental procedure done in the dental clinics is the extraction of teeth. Each dental practitioner should know the various complications that can happen during these procedures. Post-extraction complications generally do not occur; however, there are times when the dentist is faced with post-extraction complications. In such instances, the dentist should be aware of the treatment procedures and management of post-extraction complication. Aim: The aim of the study was to evaluate the knowledge of dental students regarding post-extraction complications and their management. Materials and Methods: A random sample of 150 dental students was taken. A short pretested questionnaire of 13 questions was given to them. The questionnaire was designed to assess their basic knowledge about the post-extraction complications and its management. Data obtained was tabulated, statistically analyzed and results obtained. Results: About 40% of dental students reported bleeding to be the most common post-operative complication, followed by pain 30%, swelling 16.6%, and dry socket which is 13.3%. All 150 dental students agreed that thorough medical history can be useful for treating complications. About 39% of dental students responded that localized pressure by biting on gauze arrest bleeding. Majority of students were aware that displacement of the tooth into maxillary sinus is highly seen during extraction of maxillary 1st molar. Conclusion: This study revealed that knowledge about post-extraction complications among most of the undergraduate dental students was adequate. Good quality of treatment can be maintained, if future dentists have a good knowledge of post- extraction complications and the methods of preventing and managing them.

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    H. Aravinth, 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: Dhanraj Ganapathy, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha Institute of Medical and Technical Sciences, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai - 600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    H. Aravinth, Dhanraj Ganapathy*

    Title:Knowledge about post-extraction complications among dental students
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (December [ Special Issue 2])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (109-116)
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    Research Materials:Dry socket

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Bleeding Dry socket Extraction Pain

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