Dr. Raghu.K, Dr. Sona Priyanka.A*, Dr. Sathyanarayanan. R, Dr. Nithin Joseph Jude. B and Dr. Raja Sethupathy Cheeman. S
Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, India
*Corresponding Author: Dr. Sona Priyanka.A, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, India.
Received: February 17, 2022; Published: April 07, 2022
Myth is a commonly prevailing but fanciful faith, a false belief, a misconception, or a fictitious imaginary understanding of a thing or a person by people which has no applicability to reality. People have strong beliefs and faith in these myths which hinders the promotion of oral health. The main objective of this study was to find the existing myths in oral surgical procedures among the general public thus trying to reduce their numbers.
Aims: To assess the prevalence of myths among general public in oral surgical procedures and in educating them.
Materials and Methods: A cross-sectional study with 384 Study subjects who visited the OPD of the Oral and Maxillofacial surgery department above the age of 18 years was included in the study. A questionnaire with 20 questions along with demographic details like age, gender, occupation, Education, Income and address were interviewer-administered to assess the prevalence of myths related to oral surgical procedures.
Statistical analysis used: The sample size was calculated by using the formula, X = Z(1-α/2)^2*p*(1-p)/d^2
Result: A total of 384 adults were included in the study. A relatively higher percentage of the study population has no belief in myths
Conclusion: The present study has depicted a relatively lower prevalence of myths in oral surgical procedures which imparts that the levels of myths are constantly being reduced which will pay way towards improved oral care and thus a healthy lifestyle.
Keywords: Myths; Misconceptions; Impaction; Pain; Oral Cancer; Tobacco; Menstruation; Pregnancy; Extraction
Citation: Sona Priyanka A., et al. “Prevalence of Myths Related to Oral Surgery Among General Public a Cross-Sectional Study". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.5 (2022): 11-18.
Copyright: © 2022 Dr. Sona Priyanka A., 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.