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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 77-81

Behavioral changes in preschoolers treated with/without rotary instruments


1 Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Navneet Jain Health Dental Research Centre, Dadar, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Sarjug Dental College and Hospital, Darbhanga, Bihar, India
3 Department of Public Health Dentistry, Vaidik Dental College and Research Centre, Daman and Diu (Union Territory), India
4 Department of Periodontics, Pacific Dental College, Debari, Udaipur, India
5 Department of Periodontics, Rajasthan Dental College General Hospital, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India
6 General Practitioner, Shanti Charitable Trust, Bapu Nagar, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Viral Pravin Maru
Department of Pedodontics and Preventive Dentistry, Navneet Jain Health Dental Research Centre, Dadar (W), Mumbai - 400 012, Maharashtra
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2231-0762.139427

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Background: Behavioral dentistry is an interdisciplinary science which needs to be learned, practiced, and reinforced in order to provide quality dental care in children. Aim: To assess the anxiety experienced during dental treatment in preschool children with/without rotary instruments using behavioral scale. Study and Design: Sixty pediatric patients of preschool age with bilateral occlusal carious lesions extending into dentin were selected for the study. Carious lesions were removed using conventional rotary instruments on one side and Papacarie - chemomechanical caries removal of approach on contra lateral side. Both cavities were restored with glass ionomer cement (Fuji IX). Anxiety scores were determined using 'Modified Child Dental Anxiety Scale' (Wong et al, 1998) during the various clinical stages of the treatment course. Results: Children experienced relaxed behavior when subjected to Papacarie method of caries removal compared to conventional method using rotary instruments. Conclusion: This study helped us to provide behavioral measures and introduce children to dentistry in a nonthreatening setting.


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