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Original Article

Post-extraction Assessment of the Child\'s Dental Attitude Changes after Providing an Ice Cream

Karthik Nair, Chikkanarasaiah Nagarathna

Keywords : Dental attitude, Extraction, Pain

Citation Information : Nair K, Nagarathna C. Post-extraction Assessment of the Child\'s Dental Attitude Changes after Providing an Ice Cream. J Health Sci Res 2019; 10 (1):11-14.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10042-1076

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-06-2019

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction: The use of ice or cold application post-extraction manages pain, anxiety, and behavioral problems in children. The patient management skill brings out a positive attitude toward dental treatment. Aim: The aim of the study is to identify the posttreatment alteration in the child\'s apprehensiveness toward dental extractions under local anesthesia (LA). Materials and methods: A study consisting of two groups (n = 20), aged 6–8 years old children were included. Extraction was done under LA. Data were collected through a questionnaire which was given immediately after the procedure and 30 minutes later after giving an ice cream. Result: In the present study, the results were statistically significant as 80–90% of the children in the study group who received ice cream felt less pain, discomfort, and apprehension than 50% of the children who did not receive an ice cream. Conclusion: Reinforcement techniques have always provided a positive influence on the child\'s response to any dental procedures.


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