Evaluation of Knowledge and Awareness of Interns and Final Year
Undergraduate Dental Students Towards Complications and it’s Management
of Exodontia, A Survey in Gujarat, India
Vaijanta Ghevariya1*, Vrinda Anghan1 and Harshadkumar J Nakum2
11Department of Dental Surgery, Gujarat, India
2Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, India
*Corresponding Author: Ghevariy, Department of Dental Surgery, Gujarat, India
Received: November 10, 2022; Published: December 07, 2022
Introduction: Extraction of teeth is the most performed procedure by dentist in the dental clinic. All dentists need to be aware of these complications that can happen during extraction of teeth. Having basic knowledge about post extraction complication can prevent the future untoward effects on the patients.
Objective: The aim of our study is to find out the information and knowledge that undergraduate dental students (final year and intern) possess regarding the complication during tooth extraction along with spreading awareness about management of complications.
Materials and Methods: The present cross sectional study was done among the final year students and interns of Gujarat conducted by private dental hospital, Gujarat. 400 students were selected randomly for this study. The study was done with the help of pretested and pre validated, self-designed questionnaire that include 15 close ended question of post extraction complications and its management. It was made by Google form and link was sent by e- mail to final year students and interns of Gujarat.
Results: This survey included 400 under graduate dental students(final year and intern). Among these 327 dental students participated in this survey.87.5% dental students reported that they have enough information about post-operative complication.40.1% dental students didn’t ace any complication and 25.4% reported pain to be the most common post-operative complication, followed by prolonged bleeding (19.3%), swelling (8.6%), dry socket (6.7%). 97.9% dental students agreed for the usefulness of thorough medical history for treating complication. 87.2% dental students answered that packing the socket with a gauze under pressure will arrest bleeding after tooth extraction. 65.1% dental students preferred to give an antibiotic prophylaxis in case with infective endocarditis. Majority of students were aware about management of dry socket, hematoma and trismus.
Keywords: Exodontia; Haemorrhage; Complication; Dental; Bleeding; Surgery; Post-Operative
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