Acta Scientific Dental Sciences (ASDS)(ISSN: 2581-4893)

Research Article Volume 6 Issue 6

Knowledge and Awareness About Tooth Impaction among Medical Students Pursuing their Internship in Pondicherry, a Cross-Sectional Study”

Raghu K1*, Nandhana N2, Sathyanarayanan R3 and Nithin Joseph Jude4 and R Sailesh Kumar5

1Department of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India
2Dental Surgeon, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India
3Professor And Head,Department of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India
4Associate Professor, Department of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Adhiparasakthi Dental College And Hospital, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India
5Senior Lecturer, Department of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India

*Corresponding Author: Raghu K, Department of Oral And Maxillofacial Surgery, Indira Gandhi Institute Of Dental Sciences, Sri Balaji Vidyapeeth, Pondicherry, India.

Received: March 31, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022

Abstract

Context: Wisdom teeth (third molar) is the last tooth to develop and most prominent tooth to get impacted. During our ancestor’s tough diet habits, their wisdom teeth were able to emerge in ease with adequate spaces in the dental arch. As we evolve to new lifestyle and experience a change, there is no need for these wisdom teeth to erupt in its sequence.

Aims: The main objective of this study was to find the level of knowledge of internship medical Students and the consequences associated with impactions.

Settings and Design:

 Minimum: 384

 The awareness about impaction was assumed to be 50%,

 α = 0.05 and with precession of 5%,

 The sample size was calculated by using the formula

 X = Z (1-α/2) ^2*p* (1-p)/d^2

 Hence, n = 384

Methods and Material: We randomly selected 384 Internship medical students in Pondicherry.

 A questionnaire with 20 questions with Demographic details of the study subjects to assess the knowledge of the internship medical students.

Statistical analysis used: Data was analysed by the SPSSv-19 Statistical Package Software for the Social Sciences (SPSS Inc., Chicago, IL, USA).

Results: High percentage of the study population was aware of Wisdom tooth impaction and its consequences.

Conclusions: The present study has depicted that most of the Medical Students were aware of third molar impaction. In present time, knowledge and awareness about wisdom tooth and its impact on the quality of life is understood and maintained to prevent future problems.

Keywords: Impacted Maxillary and Mandibular 3rd Molar; Swelling; Lack of Space; Pericoronitis; Cyst or Tumour

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Citation

Citation: Raghu K., et al. “Knowledge and Awareness About Tooth Impaction among Medical Students Pursuing their Internship in Pondicherry, a Cross-Sectional Study”". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.6 (2022): 164-173.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Raghu K., 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.




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