Awareness about the management of avulsed tooth among medical interns in mangalore, india

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Aim & Objectives: Early management of the avulsed tooth is the key factor for the better prognosis, their knowledge of management of avulsed tooth is important. Hence the present study was conducted to evaluate the awareness among the medical interns regarding management of avulsed tooth. Materials and Method: The study was conducted among three medical colleges in Mangalore city, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. The study design was of cross-sectional type and descriptive. The questionnaire regarding awareness about the management of Avulsed tooth were given to medical interns from the three medical colleges in Mangalore city. Results: 300 medical interns participated in the study. It was concluded that majority of the medical interns, their knowledge regarding emergency management of dental trauma was poor. Therefore, orientation to manage the avulsed teeth should be part of the medical training education. Conclusion: The present study stresses on necessity of recommending, that medical interns and physicians in hospitals’ emergency rooms should be made aware of their possible role in cases of avulsion of permanent teeth, in order to minimize the late complications associated with such injuries. One possible way to achieve this goal is through education during and after training and introduction of a formal protocol for treatment of avulsed permanent teeth and other dental injuries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)212-216
Number of pages5
JournalIndian Journal of Public Health Research and Development
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health


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