Dr. S. P. Indra Kumar, Dr. R. J. Aravind, Dr. T. Kavin, Dr. R. Narendar, Dr. E. Gayathri Priyadharshini, M. Jeeva Sneha


       Anxiety  is  defined  as  a  feeling of  apprehension,  uneasiness,  uncertainty  or  dread  resulting  from  a  real  or  perceived  threat. The  major  obstacle  in  pursuing  dental  extraction  is  the  anxiety  towards  dental  treatment  in  patients  undergoing  extraction. Hence,  it  is  very  important  to  evaluate  and  manage  anxiety  during  dental   extraction.

AIM    To  evaluate  the  changes  in  the anxiety  levels  of  the  patients  undergoing  dental  extraction.


                The  prospective  clinical study   was  conducted  on  325  patients  who  underwent  extraction in  the department  of  Oral  and  Maxillofacial Surgery,  Vivekanandha  dental  college,  Namakkal, Tamil  Nadu.  Anxiety  analysis was  carried  out  with  the  help  of  hemodynamic  changes  (Systolic  blood  pressure- SBP  and  Diastolic  blood  pressure -DBP ) at  5  occasions:Before  starting  the  procedure, After  administration  of  local  anesthesia, Immediately  after  extraction, 5  minutes  after  extraction  and  finally, 10  minutes  after  extraction. Data  collected  were  statistically  analysed  and  results  were  obtained.

RESULT: The blood pressure samples collected immediately after entering the clinic, after administration of local anaesthesia and immediately after extraction were relatively high.

CONCLUSION: For any treatment to be successful dentist should be more considerate about feelings of patient of which anxiety is one of the important factor to be dealt with.


Dental extraction, Hemodynamic changes.

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