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Awareness of Parents About the Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth in Eastern Province and Riyadh []
. 2020; 5(2): 145-149 | DOI: 10.14744/eej.2020.65265

Awareness of Parents About the Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth in Eastern Province and Riyadh

Muhammad Adeel Ahmed1, Zohaib Khurshid2, Omar Sami Almajed3, Abdullah Faisal Albash3, Abdul Latif A Alnaim3, Dalal N Almuhaidib3, Syed Akhtar Bokhari4
1Department of Restorative Dentistry and Endodontics, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
2Department of Prosthodontics and Implantology, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia
3College of Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia;
4Department of Preventive Dentistry, King Faisal University, Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia

Objective: To assess the level of parents knowledge about the emergency management of tooth avulsion in Eastern Province and Riyadh.
Methods: A cross-sectional study was carried out by means of a questionnaire-based internet survey in which 1201 parents from Eastern Province and Riyadh participated. The questionnaire contained 10 closed-ended questions and was used to assess the knowledge of parents about the emergency management of avulsed teeth in Eastern Province and Riyadh. Chi-square test was used for data analysis.
Results: In response to closed-ended questions, the statistically significant result was obtained for the history of child dental trauma in which 35% (P=0.04) of parents reported history of dental trauma in their children. These parents were belong to Eastern province (51%) and Riyadh (49%). Furthermore, only 31.3% of the parents were aware of possible storage media for transportation of avulsed tooth while 68.7% (49.5% in Eastern Province and 50.5% in Riyadh) were unaware (P=0.02) of it.
Conclusion: That the majority of the parents were unaware of emergency management for tooth avulsion in two densely populated regions of Saudi Arabia. Education of parents should be initiated at a national level. (EEJ-2019-11-113)

Keywords: Aesthetics, dental trauma, storage media and parent education

Muhammad Adeel Ahmed, Zohaib Khurshid, Omar Sami Almajed, Abdullah Faisal Albash, Abdul Latif A Alnaim, Dalal N Almuhaidib, Syed Akhtar Bokhari. Awareness of Parents About the Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth in Eastern Province and Riyadh. . 2020; 5(2): 145-149

Corresponding Author: Muhammad Adeel Ahmed
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