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Research Journal of Pharmacy and Technology
Year : 2019, Volume : 12, Issue : 2
First page : ( 799) Last page : ( 804)
Print ISSN : 0974-3618. Online ISSN : 0974-360X.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0974-360X.2019.00139.2

Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Placing Periodontal Dressing (to pack or not to pack) among Periodontists

Meenakshi S. Swarna1,*, Malaiappan Sankari2

1Graduate Student, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

2Professor, Department of Periodontics, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: swarna.meenakshi@gmail.com

Online published on 18 April, 2019.

Abstract

Background

Periodontal dressings have over the years undergone numerous changes in composition as well as usage and yet controversies prevail over the use of these dressings in periodontal procedures.

Aim

To assess the knowledge, awareness and practice of placing periodontal dressings-(to pack or not to pack) among periodontal surgeons.

Materials and Methods

A cross sectional study based on a structured questionnaire comprising 20 questions was distributed among 150 periodontists who were asked to select the most appropriate answer and the resultant data was expressed in percentages.

Results

Based on the given responses, the percentage of periodontists who place periodontal dressings, who do not support placement of periodontal dressings, the type of dressing they use, rationale behind the type of dressing, problems they have experienced in their practice with or without placement of periodontal dressings were analyzed.

Conclusion

Most of the doctors seemed to place periodontal dressings after surgical procedures. Some stated that dressings are more advantageous whereas others did not believe so. Most commonly used dressing was COE pack and dressings were commonly use for regenerative procedures

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Keywords

Cross sectional survey, periodontal dressings, periodontal debridement, wound healing, inflammation, periodontal pocket.

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