2022 Volume 10 Issue 2

Awareness And Treatment Decisions On Tooth Wear Among Saudi Dentists; A Cross-Sectional Survey Study


Deena Abdullah Abdulaziz AlAwwad, Manar Ali Faris Al Amri, Noura Khalid Ali Al Shaqha, Raghad Abdulaziz Muhammed Al Nassar, Shahzeb Hasan Ansari
Abstract

In contrast to caries, where it has been demonstrated that the harmful repercussions affect both the surface and the subsurface region, dental erosion is often represented as a surface occurrence. Tooth erosion occurs when the pH is low; however, there is no defined essential pH value for tooth erosion. An online survey was used to perform cross-sectional research among Saudi dental practitioners. This research involved 500 dentists from around Saudi Arabia. Findings revealed that a significant proportion of the sample was male participants accounting for 60.1%. 72.3% of the total sample was less experienced and working as a general practitioners. 74.7% of the practitioners often check those having problems and register patients with tooth wear. Almost half of the dentists usually find the cause for tooth wear and thought Bruxism is the most common cause of the problem. Most dentists occasionally take the dietary history of the patients. 52.6% of dentists did not believe in caries as a cause of tooth wear. Dentists treat the maxillary front region, maxillary and mandibular premolar region, and second molars via restoring with inlay/onlay and RCT. 62.1% think they need more information on learning how to manage patients with tooth wear. The present study reported that dentists are moderately confident in diagnosing the problem and finding out its cause. Minute gender differences were reported. Specialists and more experienced were more confident in diagnosing and treating the problem. The common cause was Bruxism, and the treatment method was restoring the composite an ovarly/onlay.


How to cite this article
Vancouver
AlAwwad D A A, Al Amri M A F, Al Shaqha N K A, Al Nassar R A M, Ansari S H. Awareness And Treatment Decisions On Tooth Wear Among Saudi Dentists; A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Ann Dent Spec. 2022;10(2):25-34. https://doi.org/10.51847/3MwdO9bIUo
APA
AlAwwad, D. A. A., Al Amri, M. A. F., Al Shaqha, N. K. A., Al Nassar, R. A. M., & Ansari, S. H. (2022). Awareness And Treatment Decisions On Tooth Wear Among Saudi Dentists; A Cross-Sectional Survey Study. Annals of Dental Specialty, 10(2),25-34. https://doi.org/10.51847/3MwdO9bIUo
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