Knowledge and Awareness on Rehabilitation of Missing Tooth in Partially and Complete Edentulous Population a Questionnaire Survey

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Dr. Bala Nikhitha Gopu, Dr. Vikram V Khare, Dr. Sonali Perti, Dr. Preeti Budhwar, Dr. Deepali Dongle, Dr. Priyansh Gaind, Dr. Heena Tiwari

Abstract

Background: Various types of edentulism that can exist in a patient and it refers to a state in which a single toothor many teeth are absent. This is often known as partial edentulism or semi-edentulism. It is necessary to evaluate the edentulousareas of patient and also to determine the number of the missing teeth. It is of prime importance to identify the reason as
to know why most of the patients fail to replace their edentulous spaces in oral activity.


Objective: The aim of the study was to assessthe knowledge and awareness among the population about the need for replacement of missing teeth in partially edentulous subjects.
Materials and Methods: A questionnaire-based survey comprising of 21 questions to assess the knowledge of replacingmissing teeth in partially edentulous subjects was structured. The survey was conducted among 200 subjects.


Results: 70 % of the subjects neglected prosthodontics treatment as they felt the treatment was veryexpensive. Another main factor that the study revealed was that around 90% of these subjects were unaware of the drawbacks of failureto replace the extracted teeth.


Conclusion: The present study has concluded that the level of awareness among the people for theneed of tooth replacement had been significantly low. It was evident from the study that it is required to emphasize on the replacementof teeth and also to bring in the innovative methods to in order to demonstrate this need.

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Dr. Deepali Dongle, Dr. Priyansh Gaind, Dr. Heena Tiwari, D. B. N. G. D. V. V. K. D. S. P. D. P. B. (2021). Knowledge and Awareness on Rehabilitation of Missing Tooth in Partially and Complete Edentulous Population a Questionnaire Survey. Annals of the Romanian Society for Cell Biology, 25(6), 11457–11462. Retrieved from https://www.annalsofrscb.ro/index.php/journal/article/view/7658
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