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Year : 2023  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 9-16

Herpes virus and periodontitis: A cross sectional questionnaire survey based on attitude, perception, knowledge, and awareness among dental practitioners in Tamil Nadu

Periodontist and Implant Dentistry, Consultant and Private Practitioner, Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Gunalan Kalaivani
1/6/1129, Asari Colony, Satchiyapuram, Sivakasi - 626 124, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jid.jid_10_22

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Aim: To assess the relationship between herpes virus (HV) and periodontitis (PI) among dental practitioners (DP). Objective: This survey aims to assess attitude, perception, knowledge, and awareness about HV and its role in PI patients. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on DP in the southern states of Tamil Nadu. A self-assessed questionnaire was prepared, and the survey was done through a web-based system (GOOGLE FORMS). Two experts did a pretest to assess its validity and reliability. Twenty questions (each 5) were designed to assess attitude, perception, knowledge, and awareness. They all had to be answered without exception before submission. Chi-square test and Student's t-test were used to compare the responses of attitude, perception, knowledge, and awareness. Results: About 30% of DP supported that HV can lead to PI. Among them, mostly MDS-qualified DP (P < 0.05) supported that HV's could worsen the clinical parameters (CP) of PI diseases with increased periodontal pocket depth, bleeding on probing and clinical attachment level. Only 45% accepted that periodontal therapy could improve CP by reducing subgingival bacterial and viral counts. Nearly 74% were unaware of HV examination to consider in refractory and recurrent PI patients. Significant results (P < 0.01) were observed for mean responses of attitude, perception, knowledge, and awareness-related question based on sex and qualification of DP. Conclusion: Still, many dental surgeons were unaware of the HV role and its management in PI patients. There is a requisite to incorporate more subject-related scientific programs to update the DP about the current evolving etiology and its treatment sequences in PI patients to achieve successful practice.

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