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VOLUME 17 , ISSUE 12 ( December, 2016 ) > List of Articles

RESEARCH ARTICLE

Effect of Audioanalgesia in 6- to 12-year-old Children during Dental Treatment Procedure

Kavitha Ramar, VP Hariharavel, Gayathri Sinnaduri, Gayathri Sambath, Fathima Zohni, Palani J Alagu

Citation Information : Ramar K, Hariharavel V, Sinnaduri G, Sambath G, Zohni F, Alagu PJ. Effect of Audioanalgesia in 6- to 12-year-old Children during Dental Treatment Procedure. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016; 17 (12):1013-1015.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10024-1973

Published Online: 00-12-2016

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Introduction

To evaluate the effect of audioanalgesia in 6- to 12-year-old children during dental treatment procedure.

Materials and methods

A total of 40 children were selected and divided into two groups, study group – with audioanalgesia and control group – without audioanalgesia. The value of their pain was evaluated using Venham's pain rating scale. Data were compared using one-sample t-test using Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (Inc.; Chicago, IL, USA), version 17.0.

Results

The difference in the control group and study group was statistically significant (p < 0.05).

Conclusion

The method of distraction using audioanalgesia instills better positive dental attitude in children and decreases their pain perception.

Clinical significance

Playing or hearing music during dental procedure significantly alters the perception of pain in 6- to 12-year-old children.

How to cite this article

Ramar K, Hariharavel VP, Sinnaduri G, Sambath G, Zohni F, Alagu PJ. Effect of Audioanalgesia in 6- to 12-year-old Children during Dental Treatment Procedure. J Contemp Dent Pract 2016;17(12):1013-1015.


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