Open Access Research Article Article ID: JAMTS-8-152

    The influence of smoking on oral health and patient evaluation of tobacco cessation help from dentists working in the dental college of Bareilly city

    Nandita Gautam*, Shivalingesh KK, Satyaki Verma, Vishal Kumar and Isha Saxena

    Introduction: Dentists play a key role in assisting patients in quitting smoking. Dentists’ competence in smoking cessation as part of regular patient treatment is studied in this research. 

    Methodology: Two hundred twenty-six patients were selected from the Institute of Dental Sciences Bareilly’s smoke cessation center to complete in-person cross-sectional research about previous dental visits Patients’ smoking patterns, as well as their smoking cessation experience from their dentists, and willingness for dentists to apply smoking cessation recommendations were all covered in the survey. 

    Results: Overall, 38 percent of the subjects were current smokers, 8% were former smokers, and 68% had tried to stop smoking before. Former/non-smokers had significantly greater plaque index, gingival index, and probing depth levels than smokers (p0.05). The dentists’ approach to cessation conversations, on the other hand, was limited to a list of the negative consequences. Only 32% of patients were told about the negative impacts of tobacco, and only a third were encouraged to quit. 

    Conclusions: Smoking causes dental health issues. Dentists in Bareilly City may inquire about their patients’ smoking habits, but they are less likely to provide actual assistance in quitting.


    Published on: May 24, 2022 Pages: 1-5

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/2455-3484.000052
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