International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 7, Issue 2, Part B (2021)
Prevention and management of complications in implant dentistry among dentists in Saudi Arabia
The aim of this study was to detect the knowledge and awareness of dentists practicing dental implantology in Saudi Arabia regarding the prevention and management of complications in implant dentistry.
Materials and Methods:
116 dentists practicing dental implantology in Saudi Arabia were randomly selected and asked to answer a systematized questionnaire about the dentist’s demographic data, prevention, and management of complications in implant dentistry. The sample of the study consisted of dentists who hadn’t received any specialty or training degree other than implantology and dentists who had received other specialty degree in addition to implantology. The validity and the reliability of the questionnaire were tested. The data obtained were tabulated, and the statistical parameter was estimated.
Roughly half the periodontists and all the consultants in implant dentistry were aware of the three phases of technical errors in implant dentistry. A substantial number of the dentists believed that cardiovascular disease is not a risk factor to successful osseointegration and that diabetes mellitus is not an absolute risk factor to implant failure. Also, a substantial number of the dentists agreed that maxillary implants are more susceptible to smoking, thus implant failure. In addition, a substantial number of the dentists believed that age is not a risk factor to implant failure neither related to peri-implantitis and that if a 1 mm sinus penetration occurred during operation, the operation should be continued.
Conclusion: All dentists practicing implantology should dynamically get involved in all aspects of the prevention and management related to complications in implant dentistry. Also, workshops and symposia are recommended.
How to cite this article:
Rahaf Al-Safadi, Dalya Al-Anazi, Abdulrahman Al-Hamidi, Bandar Al-Khuraisi, Basmah Al-Feraih, Hayat Al-Aidroos, Ruba Al-Mutlaq, Alhanouf Al-Husseini, Abdulaziz Al-Harbi, Bayan Al-Kudhaibi, Asma Al-Shehri, Latifah Al-Saleh. Prevention and management of complications in implant dentistry among dentists in Saudi Arabia. Int J Appl Res 2021;7(2):100-107.