Romanian Journal of Oral Rehabilitation 2009,Numarul 2 Laser In Dental Medicine. The Psychological Impact In Privat Practice

Laser In Dental Medicine. The Psychological Impact In Privat Practice

Irina Costache, Vlad Dănilă

The aim of these study is to use the laser anaesthesia, a non-contact technique, in the minimal invaziv treatment of the profound and medium carrious lesions, at different erbium laser parameters. Material and method: The study group included 68 patiens with ages between 6 and 20; a two-year study (january 2006 – november 2008) performed in a private practice. The carious lesions treatment was performed with a saphire G6 erbium laser tip. Both laser anaesthesia techniques were used, assessing the patients dental anxiety with Hamilton Anxiety Scale and the intraoperatory sensitivity with the Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale. Results: Before chosing the anaesthesia techniques, 73% of the subjects were diagnosticated with moderate anxiety and a rigid, fear face; 20% severe symptoms, with distracted, tearful face and 7% of the patients had mild anxiety with a happy face. At the end of the treatment, 61,1% of the children and young adults with moderate symptoms of anxiety had a happy, hurts a little bit face; and those with severe anxiety had an indifferent face.

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