Author(s): Amitder Nath Chatterjee, Samarth Mishra

Email(s): amit.cht007@gmail.com

DOI: 10.52711/2321-5836.2024.00016   

Address: Amitder Nath Chatterjee1*, Samarth Mishra2
1Department of Pharmacology, Dr. Ambedkar Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, Jabaghat, Rourkela - 769042, Odisha, India.
2Bloo Dental Solutions, Chhend Colony, Rourkela - 769015, Odisha, India.
*Corresponding Author

Published In:   Volume - 16,      Issue - 2,     Year - 2024


ABSTRACT:
This research endeavors to explore and assess prevalent oral health problems within a clinic setting through a comprehensive questionnaire-based study. Oral health is a vital aspect of overall well-being, and this study aims to shed light on the various oral health issues affecting patients attending at Bloo Dental Solutions, at Rourkela. The research focuses on understanding patient awareness, dental hygiene practices, and lifestyle factors that may contribute to the prevalence of oral health problems. By utilizing a structured questionnaire, the study collects and analyzes data to provide valuable insights into the oral health status of clinic attendees. The study engaged a diverse group of participants, comprising 32 individuals, who voluntarily participated in the research during their clinic visits. The questionnaire was meticulously designed to cover a spectrum of topics, including dental hygiene practices, oral or dental problems, type of medicine taken, and lifestyle factors influencing oral health. The findings of the study reveal a 100% prevalence of oral health problems among the participants. Common issues identified include dental caries, irreversible pulpitis, and chronic gum gingivitis. This prevalence underscores the need for a more in-depth understanding of the factors contributing to these issues and the development of targeted interventions. Analysis of dental hygiene practices among participants indicates that 6.25% reported brushing their teeth twice daily, while 93.75% admitted brushing their teeth once in morning daily. The study highlights a correlation between consistent dental hygiene practices and reduced instances of oral health problems. However, the presence of a significant proportion with irregular habits suggests a need for targeted education on the importance of regular and thorough oral care routines. The study delves into the awareness levels of participants regarding common oral health problems and preventive measures. Surprisingly, 31.25% of participants demonstrated a lack of awareness regarding the importance of flossing and regular dental check-ups. This lack of awareness underscores the necessity for oral health education programs to bridge the knowledge gap and empower individuals to take proactive measures in maintaining their oral health. In discussing the results, the research advocates for the implementation of comprehensive oral health education and awareness campaigns within the clinic setting. In conclusion, this questionnaire-based study contributes valuable insights into the oral health status of clinic attendees. The results underscore the need for proactive measures, including targeted education programs and awareness campaigns, to address the identified gaps in knowledge and practices. By fostering a culture of preventive oral care, this research aims to pave the way for improved oral health outcomes within the clinic population.


Cite this article:
Amitder Nath Chatterjee, Samarth Mishra. Assessment of Oral Health Problems: A Questionnaire-Based Study in a Clinic Setting. Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2024;16(2):90-4. doi: 10.52711/2321-5836.2024.00016

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Amitder Nath Chatterjee, Samarth Mishra. Assessment of Oral Health Problems: A Questionnaire-Based Study in a Clinic Setting. Research Journal of Pharmacology and Pharmacodynamics. 2024;16(2):90-4. doi: 10.52711/2321-5836.2024.00016   Available on: https://rjppd.org/AbstractView.aspx?PID=2024-16-2-5


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