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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 10
First page : ( 3489) Last page : ( 3491)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00624.2

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice regarding Antisialogogue drugs in Dental Management

Ahmed M. Ashfaq2, Jain Ashish R.2,*, Varma ACU1

1Second Year, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, India

2Research Scholar, Reader, Department of Prosthodontics, Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: dr.ashishjain_r@yahoo.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Antisialogogue are substances that decrease the production of saliva and their effect is opposite to that of sialogogue. Their origin may be both natural and synthetic. Saliva may be combined with traditional approaches and methods for verification, resulting in rapid and reliable diagnosis of numerous dental conditions and diseases, as well as the ability to monitor and evaluate a person's response to, and the effectiveness of treatment. Hypersalivation causes inconvienience in dental treatments such as RCT, extraction etc. It may be due to jaw fracture, improper closure of mouth, radiation therapy and neurologic disorders. Antisialogogue play a main role in dental treatments by decreasing the salivary flow, reducing the chair time and increasing the efficiency of treatment provided.

Aim

To study about the knowledge, attitude and behaviour regarding ant-sialogogue drugs in dental management.

Materials and Methods

The study was done among the dental practitioners. A questionnaire regarding antisialogogue was prepared and distributed to them and were asked to fill it up with consciousness. The questionnaire comprised of 10 questions and the results were evaluated.

Results

The study shows that only 5% practitioners use these drugs and it is not prevalent among the clinicians. The drug is 70% quite effective in dental treatments. The study shows that 80% of these drugs cause side effects such as xerostomia, tachycardia, constricted pupils etc. 50% of these drugs have nauseating behaviour towards patients and the rest of them don't have any reaction.

Conclusion

The study proves that antisialogogue drugs are getting devoid of use among the practitioners and are suggested to use it in dental practice as it can reduce the chair time and increase the efficiency of the treatment that is provided.

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Keywords

Antisialogogue, xerostomia, tachycardia, nausea, hypersalivation.

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