TOOTH LOSS;

ARE THE PATIENTS PREPARED FOR TOOTH LOSS: STUDY CONDUCTED AT ISLAMIC INTERNATIONAL DENTAL COLLEGE, ISLAMABAD.

  • Muhammad Aamir Ghafoor Chaudhary Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad.
  • Malik Arshman Khan Abbottabad International Dental College, Abbottabad.
  • Fadia Butt Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad.
  • Saqlain Bin Syed Gilani Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad.
Keywords: Tooth Loss, Patient Preparedness, Patient Awareness, Cast Partial Denture, Immediate Denture, Implant

Abstract

Objectives: To assess patients preparedness for tooth loss. Study Design: Descriptive cross sectional study. Period: 1st November 2015 to 30th April 2016. Setting: The study was conducted in outpatient department of Prosthodontics, Islamic International Dental College, Islamabad. Methodology: The survey-based questionnaire was distributed among 75 participants. Data was entered on SPSS version 23 and mean ± SD were calculated for quantitative variables like age and gender. Similarly frequency and percentage of qualitative variables were calculated and presented. Results: A total of 33 (43%) patients were prepared for tooth loss, while 42 (57%) patients reported not being prepared for tooth loss. Out of these 42 patients, 49 (65%) reported being unaware of the consequences. A total of 36 (47%) patients reported being tense, stressed or sad when considering tooth loss. Conclusion: These findings suggest that interventions need to be implemented in dental clinical settings to help patients cope with the experience of tooth loss in a better manner.

Author Biographies

Muhammad Aamir Ghafoor Chaudhary, Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad.

FCPS (Prosthodontics)

Assistant Professor

Department of Prosthodontics`

 

Malik Arshman Khan, Abbottabad International Dental College, Abbottabad.

MSc (Oral Biology)

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Biology

 

Fadia Butt, Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad.

BDS

Postgraduate Resident

Department of Orthodontics

Saqlain Bin Syed Gilani, Islamic International Dental College, Riphah International University, Islamabad.

BDS, MSc (Oral Biology)

Assistant Professor

Department of Oral Biology

Published
2019-05-10