Gambaran Tingkat Pengetahuan Masyarakat Tentang Kehilangan Gigi dan Pemakaian Gigi Tiruan Di Kecamatan Jaya Baru Banda Aceh

Chairunnisa ,, Pocut Aya Sofya, Cut Fera Novita

Abstract


Loss of teeth can cause a reduction in the ability to perform mastication and speech activity. Treatment with the use of dentures as a replacement for missing teeth area is very important, but not all people with missing teeth wear dentures. Knowledge is one of the factors that cause a person to perform an action. The purpose of this study is to describe the level of public knowledge about the loss of teeth and use of dentures in Jaya Baru sub-district Banda Aceh. This type of research is descriptive research with a subject as many as 270 people. The data was collected by the distribution of questionnaires to subjects who had given informed consent. The results showed that people in Jaya Baru sub-district Banda Aceh had good level of knowledge about the loss of teeth and use of dentures in are as many as 181 people (67.0%), people with medium level of knowledge are as many as 65 people (24.1%) and people who have a poor level of knowledge are as many as 24 categories of people (8.9%). The conclusion of this research shows that people in Jaya Baru sub-district Banda Aceh has a good level of knowledge about the loss of teeth and use of dentures. 

Keywords : Loss of teeth, Denture use, The level of knowledge.


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