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Dental Anxiety and Pain Perception related the Appearance of Dental Injectors: A Randomized Clinical Trial

Maedeh Zarei, Samane Gharekhani, Vahid Abbasi, Leila Ghasemi, Soraya Khafri, Arash Porsatttar Bejehmir, Mitra Tabari


In clinical issues, the syringe’s appearance always influences the level of anxiety. This study aims to evaluate the effect of a cartoon syringe on reducing the pain and dental anxiety in children. In the cross-over clinical trial, two groups with twenty-set each of cooperative healthy children aged 6-8 years were tested with two treatment sessions. At the beginning of appointments and following the display of the relevant syringe (metal or cartoon), the child’s dental anxiety was assessed by Children's Fear Survey Schedule-Dental Subscale (CFSS-DS),Venham Picture Test (VPT) and Facial Image Scale (FIS). A score of pain was evaluated by Face Scale at the end of injection. Statistical analysis of data was done using the T-test and paired T-test. Only based on FIS, a lower level of dental anxiety was shown by cartoon syringe comparing with metal injector significantly. We failed to found the pain perception associated with any type of syringe while it was increased by elevating the anxiety level. Within the study limitation, it seems the cartoon syringe might relatively effective in reducing the dental anxiety. Although the pain perception was not affected by different types of syringes, it was directly associated with anxiety level.


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  • DOI:10.21276/ambi.2016.03.sp1.ra07

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