Oral and Perioral Piercings: Awareness and Knowledge among Undergraduate Dental Students in a Private Dental College, Haryana

Authors

  • Reshma RK
  • Sumit Bhateja
  • TamannaSoni

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17368

Keywords:

Oral piercing, perioral piercing, complications

Abstract

Background: Oral and perioral piercings are now commonly seen in young adults leading to various types
of complications. Undergraduate dental students are the most immediate group with peers belonging
to this age criteria thus their knowledge regarding oral piercings and related complications is of utmost
concern. Aim: The present study was conducted among undergraduate dental students in a private
dental college in Haryana to determine the knowledge and awareness of oral and perioral procedures
and their complications. Materials and Methods: A closed ended questionnaire was circulated online
using Google forms. Total 145 dental undergraduate students of a private college participated in this
survey. Total 10 questions were asked from the students .The data was then evaluated in form of pie
charts and bar charts. Result: The subjects had a fair knowledge and awareness about oral and perioral
piercing procedures and their associated complications.Conclusion: These undergraduate students
had a decent awareness and knowledge about the oral and perioral piercings. But as oral and perioral
piercings have potential oral health hazard, we wish to recommend that it should be not encouraged and
request the dental fraternity to discourage the same.

Author Biographies

Reshma RK

Intern Manav Rachna Dental College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana

Sumit Bhateja


Head of Department Oral Medicine and Radiology ManavRachna Dental College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana India

TamannaSoni

Senior Lecturer, Oral Medicine and Radiology, ManavRachna Dental College and Hospital, Faridabad, Haryana India

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Published

2021-10-20

How to Cite

Reshma RK, Sumit Bhateja, & TamannaSoni. (2021). Oral and Perioral Piercings: Awareness and Knowledge among Undergraduate Dental Students in a Private Dental College, Haryana. Indian Journal of Public Health Research & Development, 13(1), 313–318. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijphrd.v13i1.17368