Research Article
Volume 19 Issue 4 - 2020
Assessment of Most Common Patient Concerns in Oral Radiology Clinics
Shahad Baheydrah1*, Khadeja Bukhari2, Emad Khan3* and Dimah Faydhi2
1General Dentist, King Abdulaziz University Dental Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
2General Dentist, Private Practice, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
3Assistant Professor, Consultant of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology, ODS Department, Faculty of Dentistry, King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
*Corresponding Author: Shahad Baheydrah, General Dentist, King Abdulaziz University Dental Hospital, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Received: March 09, 2020; Published: March 20, 2020




Abstract

Patients have different concerns regarding dental X-rays, such as the risk of radiation in adults, children, and particularly pregnant women. Furthermore, anxiety, discomfort, and the gagging reflex while having radiographs taken are significant aspects of dental treatment. This study aimed to assess the concerns of patients in oral radiology clinics at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. A cross-sectional study design used a supervised questionnaire to interview oral radiology clinic patients. The majority of the patients (85%) showed no concerns at all. Only 10% of the respondents had an overall concern about X-rays, regardless of the source. Ranking those concerns from the most to the least common concerns, the results were that repetition of radiographs in one session was the most frequently cited concern, followed by the duration of the session, infection control, and radiograph diagnosis, with all four being rated by between 22% and 26% of the respondents. The study concluded that any correlation of age, gender, or level of education with the current level of concern was relatively weak.

Keywords: Oral Radiology; Concerns; Assessment; Fear; Dental Radiology; Radiography

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Citation: Shahad Baheydrah., et al. “Assessment of Most Common Patient Concerns in Oral Radiology Clinics”. EC Dental Science 19.4 (2020): 114-122.

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