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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2017, Volume : 10, Issue : 12
First page : ( 4321) Last page : ( 4322)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2017.00791.0

Knowledge and Attitude among Dental Students Regarding Cryosurgery

Harini K*, Dr. Dhanraj M, Dr. Anandhi T

Saveetha Dental College and Hospitals, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: harinikumaran23@gmail.com

Online published on 26 March, 2018.

Abstract

Background

Cryosurgery is the use of extreme cold produced by liquid nitrogen (or argon gas) to destroy the abnormal tissue. Its use is increasing in oral cavity. The oral mucosa, because of its characteristics of humidity and smoothness, is an ideal site for its technique. It shows a very good aesthetic result and it may be either the first choice or an alternative option to conventional surgery.

Aim

To create awareness and to evaluate the knowledge and attitude on cryosurgery among dental students.

Materials and methods

The questionnaire was distributed to 100 dental students regarding their knowledge on cryosurgery. The responses were recorded and analysed.

Results

Knowledge, attitude among Dental students regarding cryosurgery is inadequate. Majority of students have good knowledge on material used for cryosurgery. Most of the students also aware that cryosurgery in a painless treatment.

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Keywords

Cryosurgery, knowledge, tumours, nitrogen.

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