Awareness about knowledge, attitude and practice among dental practitioners regarding management of denture induced ulcers

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Nivetha G., Dhanraj M and Anandhi T

Background: A mouth ulcer is an ulcer that occurs on the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Mouth ulcers are very common, occurring in association with many diseases and by many different mechanisms, but usually there is no serious underlying cause.The two most common causes of oral ulceration are local trauma and aphthous stomatitisa condition characterised by recurrent formation of oral ulcers for largely unknown reasons.
Aim and Objectives: To create awareness about knowledge attitude and practice among dental practitioners regarding the management of denture induced ulcers.
Materials and Methods: A questionnaire was prepared which contained 15 questions and given to the 100 dental practitioners. The dental practitioners where from Chennai.The practitioners respond to all the questions in the given questionnaire . There were no dropouts in the study.The data was extracted and analysed.
Results: This study concluded 82% of dental practitioners had knowledge and attitude about the management of denture induced ulcers.
Conclusion: Dentures can cause oral mucosal lesions that could be prevented with post-insertion recalls to adjust defective dentures.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3053.0178