Sally Kamal El Din Mohamed1*, Dana Abdullah2, Suzan Omar2, Huda Abutayyem3, Tamer El-Marsafawy4 and Rania Hamed Ghanem5*
1Researcher and Consultant, Department of Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry ,
National Research Center, Egypt
2BDS Student, Ras Al Khaimah College of Dental Sciences, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
3Assistant Professor and Specialist Orthodontist, Orthodontic Department, Ras Al Khaimah College of Dental Sciences, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
4Dean, Institutional Research, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
5Assistant Professor of Natural Science, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates
*Corresponding Author: Sally Kamal El Din Mohamed, Assistant Professor and Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry, Ras Al Khaimah College of Dental Sciences, Ras Al Khaimah Medical and Health Sciences University, United Arab Emirates.
Received: September 24, 2019; Published: August 25, 2020
Background: Traumatic injuries to dentoalveolar tissues are considered the most serious oral health problem amongst children and adolescents Epidemiological studies revealed that children from 8 to 12 years often suffer a dental injury. It may vary from minor tooth fracture to extensive dentoalveolar damage that involves the supporting structures and avulsion. Avulsion is defined as total dislodgment of the tooth from its socket. It represents about 16% of all traumatic dentoalveolar injuries (TDI). Central incisor is the most affected tooth due to their labial projection which make them more susceptible to facial trauma.
Aim: Our aim was to assess the level of parental knowledge and their attitude towards dental avulsion and its emergency management, to increase the background of dental trauma education and emergency management of dental trauma among parents by Educational programs.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional questionnaire based study was conducted in Pediatric dentistry clinic, RAK college of dental sciences, Ras Al Khaima, UAE between _______ and ________. All the parents attending pediatric dentistry with their children aged between 6 to 12 years old are invited to participate in the study.
Results: Of 125 parents participated in the study, 32% of the parents showed good knowledge towards dental trauma in children. Parents who had knowledge of dental trauma were 32% of total respondents, and 38% parents didn’t have knowledge. This was evidenced in replanting the avulsed primary teeth, brushing and using antiseptics to clean the roots, holding the root instead of the crown, dry storage of the avulsed permanent teeth, and neglect over time from most of the parents.
Conclusion: Among parents in RAK College of Dental Sciences clinic, it was found that they have low level of knowledge regarding procedures to follow in an emergency related to tooth avulsion and replantation.
Keywords: Dental Trauma; Avulsion; Parents; Knowledge; Management
Citation: Sally Kamal El Din Mohamed., et al. “Knowledge and Attitude of Parents towards Avulsed Permanent Tooth of their Children and its Emergency Management at RAK College of Dental Sciences Clinic". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 4.9 (2020): 82-90.
Copyright: © 2020 Sally Kamal El Din Mohamed., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.