Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Author : D, Pradeep


RETROSPECTIVE STUDY ON ASSESSMENT OF POST OPERATIVE ANTIBIOTICS PRESCRIBED FOLLOWING MANDIBULAR THIRD-MOLAR EXTRACTION

Gokul Gunasekaran; Pradeep D; Dr. Sri Rengalakshmi

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 963-970

Surgical extraction of mandibular third molar is the most frequently performed procedure in oral surgery. This procedure is associated with significant postoperative sequelae such as trismus, swelling, pain and infection. The need of antibiotic therapy during the removal of the mandibular third molar has been a questionable choice. The need for proper post surgical comfort leads to the efficacy of antibiotic use by the surgeon for a procedure as common as third molar surgical extraction.This study aimed to assess the postoperative antibiotics prescribed in mandibular third molar extraction is effective in preventing inflammatory and infective complications.The study was conducted among patients who reported to a dental college for surgical removal of mandibular third molar. The data was collected and tabulated in MS-Excel and was analysed using SPSS software.The prevalent antibiotics used post third molar extraction among all age groups was found to be amoxicillin. Pearson’s Chi square value: p value: 0.418(>0.05) Hence not statistically significant. Amoxicillin is the most prevalent drug prescribed post third molar extraction to prevent postoperative complications.

KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDE AND PRACTICE REGARDING OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS AND INFECTION CONTROL MEASURES AMONG DENTAL STUDENTS - A QUESTIONNAIRE SURVEY

Karthiga Devi. G; Deepika Rajendran; Pradeep D

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 224-237

Infection control practices are important in a clinical setup to avoid the risk of infection among the patients and practitioners. Proper infection control measures such as proper basic disposal and sterilization of instruments that are basic infection control measures should be directly followed in a clinical setup. This study aims to access the knowledge, attitude and practice regarding occupational hazards and infection control measures among dental students. The study was conducted among dental undergraduates and postgraduates.The study group consisted of 3rd year, 4th year and Interns and Postgraduate students. Total number of students included in the study was 121 participants. The data was collected and analysed through IBM SPSS statistical analysis. Descriptive statistics were done. About 90.9% of the dental students answered that the dental clinics are more prone for infectious disease. Among all the dental students, 76.9% of the students experienced the accidental injury in clinics. Among them 44.6% of the students reported that needle injury was the cause for the occupational injury followed by 21.5% of scalpel blade, 4.1% of burs. About 11.4% of dental students were not immunized against Hepatitis B virus (HBV). Among them who received vaccination, 43.8% of them had completed the three recommended doses of HBV vaccination. The students know the importance of infection control and the knowledge among all students about the protocols about infection control was high but practice was quite low. A better knowledge of infection control is essential for safe practice in dentistry. This will ensure the provision of better and safer dental health-care service for the population.