International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 5, Issue 7, Part F (2019)
Influence of rubber dam on objective and subjective Parameters of stress during Pulpectomy procedure in children: A randomized controlled clinical study
The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the effect of rubber dam application on anxiety in 6-10 year old children during Pulpectomy.
Methodology: The study was conducted on 40 children aged 6-10 years old who required Pulpectomy of at-least one mandibular primary molar under local anesthesia. The children were randomly divided into two groups with 20 children in each group. The participating children treated with cotton rolls and saliva ejector, as isolation method was used as a control group, whereas the children were Pulpectomy was carried out under rubber dam isolation was used as an experimental group. The psychological assessment was done by recording base line anxiety before the treatment and at the completion of biomechanical preparation using Venham’s anxiety scale (VAS). The physiological assessment was done by recording heart rate using fingertip pulse Oximeter. All the recordings were noted by an independent observer who assessed the child throughout the Pulpectomy. Independent t-test at 0.05% level of significance was used to compare means of two groups.
Results: Comparison of Venham’s anxiety score of participants, showed statistically no significant difference (P=0.796). The mean pulse rate recorded at different time points between the two groups was also statistically non-significant (P=0.923, 0.957, 1.00 respectively).
Conclusion: The current study confirmed that, in the hands of an experienced dentist Pulpectomy can be less stressful for children when rubber dam is used as an isolation technique.
How to cite this article:
Dr. Mohamad Arshid Khanday, Dr. Mohammad Muzamil Khan, Dr. Afreen Kauser, Dr. Zubair Ahmed, Dr. Anisa Nabi. Influence of rubber dam on objective and subjective Parameters of stress during Pulpectomy procedure in children: A randomized controlled clinical study. Int J Appl Res 2019;5(7):469-472.