Knowledge and Awareness on the Usage of Preemptive Analgesics in Third Molar Extraction among Dental Students: A Survey
Journal of Pharmaceutical Research International,
Postoperative pain control after extraction of third molars is important for patients because of the effect of pain symptoms on the healing process and quality of life. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and awareness of dental students towards the use of preemptive analgesics in third molar extractions. A questionnaire based survey was conducted among 100 dental students. Questionnaire was distributed through a survey link. Results were collected and analysed using IBM SPSS Statistical Analyzer (23.0 version). Frequency distribution and descriptive analysis were carried out. The variables were analysed using Pearson Chi square test. P Value less than or equal to 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. The results of the study showed that the knowledge and awareness of dental students about the usage of preemptive analgesics in day to day practice varied according to their year of study. Interns were observed to have more knowledge and awareness regarding preemptive analgesics in comparison to third years and final years. Preemptive analgesics play a significant role in the elimination of postoperative pain in patients after removal of third molars. Therefore, it is of utmost importance for dental students to gain sufficient knowledge regarding the usage and importance of preemptive analgesics in dentistry.
- Postoperative pain
- preemptive analgesics
- third molar extraction
- dental students
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