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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 307-311

Awareness to consequences of teeth missing and prosthodontics treatment options among people of Aseer region, Saudi Arabia


1 BDS-MDS, Specialist in Prosthodontics, Head of Prosthodontics Department, Aseer Specialized Dental Center, MOH, Abha, KSA
2 General Practitioner, Ministry of Health, Abha, KSA
3 General Practitioner, Private Practice, Abha, KSA

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Mohammed D Alshehri
BDS-MDS, Specialist in Prosthodontics, Head of Prosthodontics Department Aseer Specialized Dental Center, MOH
KSA
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_1621_20

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Background: Good teeth play a significant role in keeping a healthy personality and a decent quality of life. Loss of tooth is listed among the top hundred health condition affecting the world population, resulting not only in aesthetic and functional damage but also has negative social impact thus affecting the overall quality of life. It has been estimated to cause 7.6 million disability adjusted life years (DALY). Tooth loss has negative consequences on oral health as it may cause drifting of adjacent teeth or over eruption of opposing teeth, further loss of adjacent tooth and temporomandibular diseases (TMDs). Methods: This cross sectional study was performed in the clinics of Aseer Dental Centre and King Khalid University during the period from February 2020 to April 2020. In the current study, we kept a 95% level of confidence, precision error of 5%, and we anticipated the awareness among targeted population to be 85%. The sample size for our study was 200. Patients attending the Prosthodontic department for any dental consultation with a prosthetically unrestored partial edentulous areas in oral cavity were the target population. Results: Out of total 200 patients 50% of them were male while 50% of them were female. Mean Age ± S.D = 57.8 ± 22.5. We have observed that demographical variables have significant relationship regarding teeth awareness and treatment. Conclusion: Although tooth loss has a high prevalence, the common causes found were dental caries and loosing of teeth. As both these conditions can be prevented, repeated awareness campaign should be carried out in order to increase the awareness regarding oral hygiene..


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