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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 198-201

Awareness and attitude of patients' parents toward pulp therapy of the primary teeth: A clinical survey

Department of Pedodontic and Preventive Dentistry, KLE Society's Institute of Dental Sciences, Bangalore, Karnataka, India

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J V Setty
Professor, Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Bangalore Institute of Dental Sciences, 5/3, Hosur Main Road, Bangalore-560 029, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0970-4388.85810

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Aims and Objective: The present study was carried out to find out the awareness and attitude of parents of patients, toward the pulpal treatment of primary teeth, visiting a dental hospital in a Bangalore suburban area. Materials and Methods: A total of 685 parents of the child patients requiring pulp treatment procedures visiting the dental OPD over a period of 18 months were personally interviewed with a questionnaire and their responses were immediately computed. Results: Urban populations seeking dental treatment are more in number as compared to the rural population. Pain and associated feature was the most common reason among both urban (71.92%) and rural (93.3%) patients visiting a dental office. Conclusions: It is important to create more awareness among the populace of our country about the significance of maintaining a healthy primary dentition and attendant sequalae if not done so.


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