Volume 14 No 1 (2022): International Journal of Early Childhood Special Education

KNOWLEDGE AND AWARENESS ABOUT THE INFLUENCE OF PERIODONTITIS ON SYSTEMIC CONDITIONS AMONG MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS: A QUESTIONNAIRE STUDY


S.Vignesh,Arvina Rajasekar

DOI: 10.9756/INT-JECSE/V14I1.352

Keywords: Oral health, Systemic diseases, Periodontitis, Cardiac diseases, Medical practitioners.


Abstract

AIM AND OBJECTIVE: The study's goal was to measure medical practitioners' knowledge and understanding of the impact of periodontitis on systemic diseases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A web-based questionnaire of 10 questions were formulated regarding the periodontal diseases affecting the systemic conditions and circulated among 200 medical practitioners. RESULTS: Most practitioners had acceptable awareness of the idea of focal theory of infection (81 %), signs and symptoms of periodontitis (82 %), and systemic disorders as a risk factor for periodontal disease, according to the findings of this study (86 % ). 54% of the study subjects were aware that periodontal disease is a risk factor for systemic diseases. 84% of them were unaware that periodontal therapy will improve blood glucose level and the subjects who were not aware about the association between adverse pregnancy outcomes, pulmonary diseases, and atherosclerotic coronary heart disease were 67%, 54%, and 59%, respectively CONCLUSION: The knowledge and understanding of periodontitis impacting systemic diseases was good in the current study, but much more awareness is needed because they must understand the importance of dental health since it can lead to a variety of systemic health difficulties.

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