Accession Number:

AD1111037

Title:

Management of Dental Anxiety via Distraction Technique

Descriptive Note:

[Technical Report, Technical Report]

Corporate Author:

59 MDW

Report Date:

2020-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13

Abstract:

Background The purpose of this study was to evaluate the use of a stress ball as a distraction technique on stress levels of patients undergoing a dental procedure. Material and Methods A randomized, split-mouth design was conducted using 20 adult subjects requiring scaling and root planing ScRP in all four quadrants. Each side of the mouth maxillarymandibular received ScRP with local anesthetic with or without the use of a stress-ball distraction over two separate sessions.

Descriptors:

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

[A, Approved For Public Release]