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A analysis on the Patient's awareness of periodontal diseases.

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2008, 8(3), pp.107-114
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

김영임 1 허희영 2

1원광보건대학 치위생과
2전북과학대학

Candidate

ABSTRACT

The purpose of this study was to examine the awareness of adult patients visiting dental clinics about periodontal diseases. The subjects in this study were 204 patients who paid a visit to five dental clinics and a dental hospital in the region of Jeonju. After a survey was conducted, the results were obtained as follows: 1. With regard to toothbrushing method, the most of the male patients(43.8%) brushed their teeth by rolling the toothbrushes up and down, and the most of the female patients(46.1%) did that both up and down and right and left. As to the influence of smoking, the largest number of the smokers(50.0%) and nonsmokers(40.4%) brushed their teeth both up and down and right and left. statistically significant differences were shown by gender and smoking(p<0.05). 2. As for knowledge acquisition route on periodontal diseases by gender, there was no way for the men(38.2%) to get the information, and the largest number of the women (43.4%) acquired the information through the internet. With respect to smoking, the largest numbers of the smokers(38.2%) and nonsmokers(37.5%) got the information by the internet, and statistically significant differences were found (p<0.05). 3. Concerning treatment method of periodontal diseases provided by the dental clinic, the largest number of the men(33.7%) got their teeth scaled, and the greatest group of the women(29.6%) had their gums treated. The treatment method made statistically significant differences by gender (p<0.05). Regarding smoking, the largest group of the smokers(32.4%) had their teeth scaled, and the largest number of the nonsmokers(28.7%) got their gums treated. significant differences were made statistically by smoking (p<0.05). 4. As to instruction on the prevention of periodontal diseases, the largest group(63.2%) intended to take that. The second (23.0%) was eager to do it, and the third(13.8%) was unwilling to do it.

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