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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

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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.


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