Knowledge about management of avulsed tooth among primary school teachers of Thodupuzha
Dr. Abdul Saheer P, Dr. Shanila Abdul Majid, Dr. Joe Manual
Background: Traumatic injuries are common among the school children during physical activity. As teachers being the first persons to come in contact, it is essential that they know to manage such situations. Hence, the aim of this study was to evaluate the knowledge level of a group of Thodupuzha primary school teachers in the management of avulsed tooth. Methodology: The study was conducted among 25 primary school teachers in a Al- Azhar public school, Thodupuzha. Lower primary consisted 17 teachers and remaining were Upper primary. Validated questionnaire was used for data collection. Result: The results showed that only 32 had first aid training of dental trauma. Nearly, 36% knew about replant re-implantation of the avulsed tooth and regarding the storage media only 25% had chosen children’s mouth/saliva as a suitable media. Conclusion: This study shows a lack of knowledge regarding tooth avulsion and its emergency management among teachers in Al-Azhar public school Thodupuzha. Therefore, educational programmes are necessary to improve their level of knowledge.