Home About us Editorial board Ahead of print Current issue Search Archives Submit article Instructions Subscribe Contacts Login 
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 16  |  Page : 157-162

Behavioral Changes in Preschool Children; treated With/without Rotary Instruments Using Visual Analogue Scale of Faces

Prof & H.O.D, Associate Prof, Reader, Senior Lecturer, Postgradw:ae Student, Department of Pedodontics & Preventive Dentistry, RajaRajeswari Dental College & Hospital, Mysore Road, Kumbalgodu, Bangalore- 560074. Karnataka, India

Correspondence Address:
Login to access the Email id

Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

Rights and PermissionsRights and Permissions

Aim: The purpose of the study is to assess the anxiety experienced during dental treatment in preschool children with/without rotary instruments using behavioral scale. Study design: 32 Pediatric patients of preschool age, identified with presence of bilateral dental carious lesions extending into dentin, were selected for the study. Carious lesions were removed using conventional rotary instruments on one side and Atraumatic Restorative Treatment approach on other side in the same appointment. Both cavities were restored with Glass ionomer cement [FujiiX].Anxiety scores were determined using 'Modified Child Dental Anxiety Scale'[Wong et al,l998] during the various clinical stages of the treatment course. Results: Preschool children were found to relaxed when subjected to ART treatment as compared to rotary approach for removal of carious lesions. Conclusion: This study helped us to provide behavioural measures and introduce children to dentistry in a nonthreatening setting.

Print this article     Email this article
 Next article
 Previous article
 Table of Contents

 Similar in PUBMED
   Search Pubmed for
   Search in Google Scholar for
 Related articles
 Citation Manager
 Access Statistics
 Reader Comments
 Email Alert *
 Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)

 Article Access Statistics
    PDF Downloaded57    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal