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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-87

Parents' awareness and attitude toward urgent management of avulsed permanent tooth in AL-Baha city

1 Restortive Dental Sciences Department, College of Dentistry, Al-Baha University, Al Bahah, Saudi Arabia
2 Al-Farabi College of Dentistry, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. M Sarhan Alzahrani
College of Dentistry, Al-Baha University, Al-Bahah
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/sej.sej_88_18

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Objective: This study was conducted to evaluate the parents' awareness and attitude toward emergency management of avulsed tooth in AL-Baha city. Materials and Methods: Eleven-item questionnaire form was designed and sent randomly to parents with different demographic characteristics in Al-Baha city. A total of 263 questionnaires were collected. Data were statistically analyzed using SPSS program. Results: The majority of the respondents (n = 227; 86.3%) were females. The result revealed insufficient awareness among parents regarding the emergency management of tooth avulsion. One hundred fifty-two (58%) of the respondents think that replantation of an avulsed tooth is impossible where 76% (n = 202) of the parents were not aware of the transportation medium for the avulsed tooth. The demographic characteristics showed a nonsignificant impact on the awareness and attitude toward emergency management of the avulsed tooth in this study (P < 0.05). Conclusion: This study showed an insufficient awareness regarding tooth avulsion among Saudi subpopulation.

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