Jamshedpur, 29 April 2018
Amidst the fun filled Jam-street, Indian Dental Association, Jamshedpur Branch took the opportunity to impart crucial knowledge amongst the people of Jamshedpur about oral hygiene and showed how bad oral health and tobacco habits lead to other serious health disorders.
Dentists of IDA, Jamshedpur branch came up with a healthy cause and educated the people about the proper way to prevent the development of dental problems such as tooth decay, gum diseases and other oral health complications. They spread awareness about the increasing incidence of oral cancer in India and emphasized the importance of regular oral and dental check-up as a better step towards good health.
Risk of oral cancer increases with age. Oral cancers most often occur in people over the age of 40 years and around 80% of oral cancers are directly attributable to the tobacco and related products (smoking, Gutaka, or Pan Masala).
The relationship of tooth decay (dental caries) & pyorrhea (periodontitis) to valvular heart disease, diabetes, kidney disease, vision, brain and skin were explained to the public. It was highly advised to get treatment of dental decay and periodontitis in its early stage to prevent the development of other systemic diseases. 167 persons among 516 attendees were found to be suffering from chronic periodontitis, tooth decay, remaining root stumps, sever attrition, temporomandibular joint disorder and malocclusion. These people were advised to get the proper treatment to make their oral cavity free from dental diseases and improvement in the quality of life.
Doctors who immensely contributed in this dental camp cum awareness program were Dr. Ajai Mohan Singh, Dr. Eric Liu, Dr. Warren Liu, Dr. Richa Angik, Dr. Saba, Dr. Suman Lodha, Dr. Sikander Prasad, Dr. Aron, Dr. Ankita, Dr. Aditya, Dr. Shweta Jaiswal, Dr. Pankaj, Dr. Aniket, Dr. Aditya and Dr. Soni.
Article written by Dr Sabyasachi Chatterjee