Journal of Applied Dental
and Medical Sciences
Journal of Applied Dental and Medical Sciences is A Quarterly Published

ISSN : 2454-2288

Infobase Index Factor : 2.8

ABSTRACT

Awareness And Knowledge Of Tooth Extraction Complications Management Among Riyadh Elm University Dental Interns

Abdullah Alfaqeeh, Faisal Bin Dawoad, Abdulkarim Alabdulkarim, Meshal Albaqami, Hawfan Alshamrani, Mohammad Busaleh, Zuhair Moosa, Abdulmohsen Alrabiah

ABSTRACT

Aim : To assess dental interns awareness and knowledge of post-extraction complications which will enable the evaluation of their general knowledge and skills in managing the complication. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted using a closed-ended questionnaire among a sample size of 160 dental interns (80 males and 80 females). The data was collected and were analyzed using SPSS. Results: Approximately half of the participants (48.8% n=78) did not face any post-extraction complication in their practice and one third (32.5%, n=52) reported dry socket as the most common complication they faced. The correct answer was selected by the majority of dental interns in 13 out of 15 questions. 58.3% is the average percentage of correct answer selected by dental interns. 63.6% is the average percentage of correct answer selected by female dental interns. 51.6% is the average percentage of correct answer selected by male dental interns. Conclusion: The level of knowledge about the subject was acceptable. However, there is a need for improvement to accomplish a good knowledge of post-extraction complication management.

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