Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003215
Title: Pain related to posterior superior alveolar nerve blocks and its relationship with anxiety and previous experience with dental anesthetics
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Aim: This study aims to determine the relation between pain and anxiety of a patient when a posterior superior alveolar (PSA) nerve block is given. Objective: Anxiety is one of the most common feelings for a patient when visiting the dentist. Fear of injections can lead to anxiety and thus can induce pain. This study is done to conclude whether a patient anxiety level correlates to their level of pain that they feel while a PSA nerve block is given before a treatment. Patients who had to undergo maxillary molar extraction were selected and were given questionnaires both before and after the administration of local anesthetic. The questions assess the level of pain and anxiety a patient feels on a scale of 1–10, based on the article by van Wijk et al., 2012. The questions included preinjection anxiety, expected pain, experienced injection pain, and experienced anxiety.

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    Reshma Harikrishnan1 , Dinesh Prabu2 *

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    1 Undergraduate Student, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India,

    2 Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, Chennai, Tami Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dinesh Prabu, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Saveetha Dental College, Saveetha University, 162, Poonamallee High Road, Chennai–600 077, Tamil Nadu, India.

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    Author:

    Reshma Harikrishnan1 , Dinesh Prabu2 *

    Title:Pain related to posterior superior alveolar nerve blocks and its relationship with anxiety and previous experience with dental anesthetics
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (March)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (578-583)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology:Anxiety, Anxiety scale, Posterior superior alveolar nerve block
    Research Materials:Local anesthesia

Keywords

Anxiety Anxiety scale Local anesthesia Pain Posterior superior alveolar nerve block

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