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Aims & Background:The aim of the study is to assess the knowledge of edentulous patients on denture hygiene.
Materials and Methods:Total100 patients wearing full dentures were selected in thissurvey after considering inclusion and exclusion criteria. This study was conducted using exploratory questionnaire technique. Total 16 questions were selected and verified by dental professionals and subject experts (Prosthodontists). These 16 questions were based on maintaining denture hygiene. Statistical analysis was carried out after collecting all the data.
Results:After evaluation of 100 individuals, the majority of patients wore denture during day for longer time.Most of them were utilised to store their denture in a plastic box filled with water. The majority of patients were cleansing their dentures using water and brush more than once every day. Survey revealed decreased frequency of cleaning and increased intake of tea/coffee/tobacco can cause denture staining. According to survey knowledge of patients regarding denture hygiene was lacking due to improper instructions given by dentist or dental hygienist. Result showed significant correlation between frequency of cleaning and oral disease related to denture, which signify that improper cleaning can cause fungal growth and other oral disease related to denture.
Conclusion:This survey revealed that patients cleaned their dentures mechanically but improperly explained by dentist or dental hygienist. As a dentist we should encourage and provide proper knowledge to the patient regarding different cleansing and storage technique. The dentist must take regular follow up.
[Kinjal M. Solanki, Pankti Pankaj Panchal, Ina B. Patel, Param S. Shukla and Rujul Samir Shah (2023); A QUESTIONNAIRE BASED SURVEY TO ASSESS EDENTULOUS PATIENTS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DENTURE HYGIENE Int. J. of Adv. Res. 11 (Oct). 647-653] (ISSN 2320-5407). www.journalijar.com
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Article DOI: 10.21474/IJAR01/17753
DOI URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.21474/IJAR01/17753
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