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Scholars Journal of Dental Sciences | Volume-11 | Issue-01
Knowledge and Attitude of Obstetricians about the Effects of Oral Health, Dental Care and Management among Pregnant Ladies in Omdurman Maternity Hospital and Gynecological Omdurman Military Hospitals, Sudan in 2020
Dalia Ahmed Gasm El Seed, Rawan Nassir Ahmed, Samar Sid Ahmed Albadri
Published: Jan. 19, 2024 | 269 169
DOI: 10.36347/sjds.2024.v11i01.001
Pages: 1-6
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Abstract
Background: Every expectant mother should receive a comprehensive oral health education and risk assessment. Numerous reports have shown an association between oral diseases and preterm, low birth weight. The aim of this study was to assess the knowledge and attitude of obstetricians about the effects of oral health, dental care and management among pregnant ladies in Omdurman Maternity Hospital and Gynecological Omdurman Military Hospitals, Sudan in 2020. Methods: This cross sectional study involved a survey of 100 obstetricians (male and female) from Omdurman maternity hospital and military hospital, the data derived from this research has been collected by self- administered questionnaire. Data has been analyzed using SPSS version 23. Result: This study included 100 participants 52% female and 48% male. The age of the participants started from 25 years old with the most of the respondents aged between (25 and 35 years old) and the result showed that 92% of obstetricians referred their patients to dentists, 84% believed that gingival disease affects birth weight, 40% agreed that abortion is the effect of oral disease in pregnancy. Conclusions: In this study regarding the knowledge and attitude of obstetricians about dental care during pregnancy we found that 92% of obstetricians referred their patients to dentists, 40% agreed that abortion is the effect of oral disease in pregnancy and 36% believed that gingival bleeding is the effect of pregnancy on oral health.