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ISSN Print: 2394-7489, ISSN Online: 2394-7497
ICV 2019: 92.11

International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences

2022, Vol. 8 Issue 1, Part B

Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding bruxism and its management in general population of western India: a questionnaire study

AUTHOR(S): Renuka Nagarale, Mandar Todkar, Qarina Shaikh, Saima Shaikh, Sara Shaikh and Shadab Bhatta
ABSTRACT:Introduction: Bruxism refers to repetitive clenching/grinding of teeth that may lead to occlusal trauma. Symptoms of bruxism include abnormal tooth wear, neck pain, jaw pain, failure of dental restorations, etc. A key challenge of bruxism is that it is harder to diagnose since many people are unaware of it. The aim of the study was to assess the knowledge, attitude and awareness regarding bruxism and its treatment among general population.
Materials and Methods: A study was conducted in general population of Western India with three months study duration. The data was collected by a structured, self-administered and pre-tested questionnaire and analyzed. The questionnaire consisted of 29 questions along with demographic details like age, gender, occupation of the participants.
Results: In the present study, 80% of the participants were familiar with the term bruxism, out of which only 73.7% know the correct meaning of it. The results of this study show that less individuals are aware about the treatment of bruxism.
Conclusion: The general population of Western Indian region had average knowledge regarding bruxism and poor knowledge about its treatment.
Pages: 94-98  |  110 Views  7 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Renuka Nagarale, Mandar Todkar, Qarina Shaikh, Saima Shaikh, Sara Shaikh, Shadab Bhatta. Knowledge, attitude and practices regarding bruxism and its management in general population of western India: a questionnaire study. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2022;8(1):94-98. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/oral.2022.v8.i1b.1414
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