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Knowledge on management of traumatic dental injuries among Saudi mothers

Authors Al-Sehaibany FS, Alajlan R, Almubarak D, Almaflehi N, Aljabaa A, AlBarakati SF

Received 3 March 2018

Accepted for publication 21 April 2018

Published 6 July 2018 Volume 2018:10 Pages 123—128

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/CCIDE.S167152

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Editor who approved publication: Professor Christopher E. Okunseri


Fares S Al-Sehaibany,1 Reem Alajlan,2 Danah Almubarak,2 Nassr Almaflehi,3 Aljazi Aljabaa,1 Sahar F AlBarakati1

1Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 2College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; 3Department of Periodontics and Community Dentistry, College of Dentistry, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Objective: This study investigated the knowledge of Saudi mothers regarding the management of traumatic dental injuries (TDIs) in children.
Materials and methods: A cross-sectional study using structured questionnaires was employed for mothers chosen by stratified-cluster random sampling technique from primary health care centers in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, over a period of 12 months (July 2016–June 2017). The questionnaire surveyed mothers’ background and knowledge on management of tooth fracture and avulsion using photographs of TDI cases.
Results: The sample consisted of 3,367 Saudi mothers. More than half of the mothers (55.3%) gave the correct response, which was to send the child with tooth fracture immediately to the dentist (p<0.01). The majority of mothers (41.6%) gave the correct response for the immediate mode of action, which was to save the avulsed tooth in storage medium and send the child to the dentist immediately (p<0.001). However, they prioritized the immediate management of TDIs, and most reported saline as a suitable storage medium (p<0.001). The mothers expressed a positive interest in further education.
Conclusion: Educational programs and TDI protocols must be implemented to increase mothers’ awareness and improve the prognosis of children with TDIs.

Keywords: mothers, knowledge, traumatic dental injuries

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