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MEASUREMENT OF ANXIETY LEVEL AMONG PATIENTS UNDERGOING DENTAL TREATMENT AT MANGLORE

Dr. Shanavas Palliyal* and Dr. Mathew O. Mampilly

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One of the factors that regrettably act as a powerful barrier to seeking oral health care is the proverbial phenomena called dental anxiety. Objective: to measure the dental anxiety level among patients undergoing dental treatment at Yenepoya dental college, Mangalore. Material and method: a questionnaire based cross sectional study assessed by using modified dental anxiety scale (MDAS). A total of 200 subjects included in the study .patients waiting to receive dental treatment in five outpatient department of Oral surgery, Periodontics, Conservative and Endodontic, Pedodontics and Prosthodontics included in the study. A total of 200 answered cartier replica uk cheap replica watches replica watches uk cheap cartier watches repliche orologi orologi repliche repliche rolex rolex repliche orologi rolex falsi replica breitling questionnaires analysed to assess their anxiety level Results: prevalence of dental anxiety among study population was 42.5%.Out of them, 37% were recorded as moderately anxious.11.5% were recorded as highly anxious and 9% were found to be extremely anxious. In individual departments, extremely anxious was recorded in Pedodontics (25%) and Oral Surgery (20%) Conclusion: the results of the study indicate that the highest MDAS score was recorded in Pedodontics followed by Oral surgery.

Keywords: Dental Anxiety, Modified Dental Anxiety Scale.


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