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Table 3 Section 3: Handling emergencies during the pandemic

From: Patients’ perceptions of orthodontic treatment experiences during COVID-19: a cross-sectional study

Question Response Number % Frequency
Did you have any emergency during the pandemic? No 117 76%
Yes 32 21%
Unanswered 5 3%
If you had any emergency, how do you classify your orthodontic emergency? Severe 7 4.55%
Moderate 17 11.04%
Minor 8 5.19%
Unanswered 122 79.22%
What was the nature of the emergency? (you can choose more than one) Loose appliance 1 0.6%
Loose mini-screw 3 1.95%
Detached braces 11 7.14%
Wire out/poking 16 10.39%
Unanswered 123 79.9%
How did you handle your emergency? Called my provider and solved Issue over the phone 9 5.8%
I handled the issue myself 11 7.1%
Went for an emergency appointment 12 7.79%
Unanswered 122 79.22%
How urgent you felt the need to be seen by an orthodontist for your emergency during the pandemic? Extremely Necessarily 4 2.6%
Necessary 17 11.0%
Neutral 9 5.8%
Unnecessary 2 1.3%
Unanswered 122 79.2%
I want to see my orthodontist for an emergency during the pandemic to: Handle the emergency 0 0%
Handle the emergency and do the regular checkup appointment 0 0%
Only for a consult, I am afraid to be operated on during the Pandemic 0 0%
Unanswered 154 100%
Do you believe your treatment would be delayed if the emergency were not handled by your orthodontist in the pandemic? Strongly agree 5 3.25%
Agree 7 4.55%
Neutral 12 7.79%
Disagree 6 3.90%
Unanswered 124 80.52%