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Table 4 Participants’ answers to the questions on knowledge of emergency management of orofacial injuries (n = 295)

From: Self-reported experience of orofacial injury, preventive practice, and knowledge of Iranian adolescent martial art athletes towards sports-related orofacial injuries

  Karate Taekwondo Total
What will you do if a part of your tooth is broken and you find the broken part?
I will come to dentist with broken piece of my tootha 42 (64.6) 105 (45.7) 147 (49.8)
I will just go to dentist without broken piece 10 (15.4) 26 (11.3) 36 (12.2)
I do not know 13 (20.0) 99 (43.0) 112 (38.0)
In previous situation, the broken piece of tooth should be kept in which of the followings?
Paper tissue 36 (55.4) 73 (31.7) 109 (36.9)
Water/milka 14 (21.5) 45 (19.6) 59 (20.0)
Dry container 1 (1.5) 9 (3.9) 10 (3.4)
I don't know 11 (16.9) 96 (41.7) 107 (36.3)
What will you do if your tooth become loose by hit?
I will go to dentist at same daya 42 (64.6) 162 (70.4) 204 (69.2)
It does not need to examine by dentist 8 (12.3) 24 (1.4) 32 (10.8)
I don't know 15 (23.1) 44 (19.1) 59 (20.0)
What will you do if your tooth is completely knocked out by hit?
I will find the tooth, wash it with soap, and go to dentist 10 (15.4) 26 (11.3) 36 (12.2)
I will find the tooth, put it in its place in my mouth, and go to dentista 3 (14.6) 12 (5.2) 15 (5.1)
I will not look for the tooth and go to dentist quickly 17 (26.2) 24 (10.4) 41 (13.9)
I will find the tooth, put in in a napkin, and go to dentist 26 (40.0) 115 (50.0) 141 (47.8)
I do not know 9 (13.8) 53 (23.0) 62 (21.0)
What will you do if your tooth completely knocked out and become dirty?
I will wash it with toothbrush slowly 19 (29.2) 65 (28.3) 84 (28.5)
I will wash it with watera 15 (23.1) 52 (22.6) 67 (22.7)
I will put the tooth back in mouth without any manipulation 3 (4.6) 5 (2.2) 8 (2.7)
I will wash it with soap 14 (21.5) 21 (9.1) 35 (11.9)
I do not know 14 (21.5) 87 (37.8) 101 (34.2)
In case of a knocked out tooth, how much time do you think you have to put it back in?
15 min 8 (12.3) 19 (8.3) 27 (9.2)
30 mina 3 (4.6) 12 (5.2) 15 (5.1)
1 h 3 (4.6) 9 (3.9) 12 (4.1)
Only a dentist can put it back 51 (78.5) 190 (82.6) 241 (81.7)
If a tooth gets knocked out what would you put it in?
Water 17 (26.2) 30 (13) 47 (15.9)
Milka 5 (7.7) 41 (17.8) 46 (15.6)
Paper tissue 36 (55.4) 105 (45.7) 141 (47.8)
Sports drink 1 (1.5) 0 (0.0) 1 (0.3)
Nothing 5 (7.7) 25 (10.9) 30 (10.2)
I do not know 1 (1.5) 29 (12.6) 30 (10.2)
  1. aCorrect answers