Knowledge on Emergency Management of Avulsed Tooth among Young Male Saudi Soccer Players
Author(s): M Zakirulla*, Kholoud H AlShaya, Aseel Z Al Zuhayr, Mohammed A Alqarni, Abdullah H Alsharif, Ayman M Alfaifi, Abdulaziz A Asiri, Meshal S Asiri, Haitham A Alghubairani, Moshabab S Saad, Mohammed A Basamad, Ibrahim A Alshehri, Naif O Alqahtani, Moayad A Alqaysi and Abeer S Alqahtani
Aim: This study aimed to investigate the knowledge of young male Saudi soccer players regarding the emergency management of avulsed tooth during sports activity. Materials and Methods: This research is a cross sectional questionnaire study conducted among 200 young male Saudi soccer players having age group from 10 to 20 years. Convenience sampling method was followed in this study. The questionnaire was formulated and comprised of two parts: The first portion includes the questions related to the demographic information of participants, such as age. The other part of the questionnaire comprised 10 questions with ‘yes’ and ‘no’ pattern, and the multiple-choice question was prepared, and piloting was done to obtain information and knowledge about emergency management of avulsed teeth among young male Saudi soccer players. The data were entered and analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS 20). A P-value of less than 0.05 was considered to be statistically significant. Results: When the question related to the dental trauma encountered during playing soccer was asked, 46% of the participants gave a positive response. In case of referring the patient to dentist, 10.5% would visit after a day when the child feels better; 327.5% preferred within 20 minutes; 17.5% of the participants preferred no need to visit a dentist; 44.5% preferred within an hour. Conclusions: Educational programs and TDI protocols must be implemented to increase soccer players awareness regarding emergency management of avulsed tooth during sports activities.