Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005265
Title: Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of edentulous status among the blacksmith population in Chennai
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Research Article
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    Introduction: Various causes of tooth loss such as caries, trauma, periodontal diseases, and cancer have been documented in the literature; in addition, factors that can modify these causes such as level of education, age, and sex have been studied. There is however a paucity of information on whether patients or people with missing teeth are aware of the side effects of tooth loss on them or on the remaining teeth. This study investigated the knowledge of consequences of missing teeth among partially edentulous patients among the blacksmiths. Methodology: The survey instrument used in this study was a pre-tested questionnaire comprising 19 questions evaluating the knowledge and awareness level of the respondence on partially edentulism. A convenient sample of 100 blacksmiths in the Sowcarpet region of Chennai city was included in the study. The responses obtained were tabulated, and data were extracted. Conclusion: Knowledge and awareness on partially edentulous status among the studied population the blacksmith were poor hence rigorous awareness and treatment initiatives should be undertaken to dress this.

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    Gayathri Karan Rajpurohit 1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *

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

    2 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:

    Gayathri Karan Rajpurohit 1 , Dhanraj Ganapathy2 *

    Title:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness of edentulous status among the blacksmith population in Chennai
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):12 (November [ Special Issue 1])
    Year:2019
    Page No: (189-194)
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    Methodology:Knowledge, attitude, and awareness
    Research Materials: Blacksmith

Keywords

Blacksmith Esthetics Mastication Partially edentulous Tooth replacers

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