Dr. Razia Rabizada, Dr. Sayed Shoaib Ghafari, Amina Ghuriani, Dr. Ahmad Wali Ataye
Abstract: Introduction: Anxiety due to dental treatment procedures is one of the most common symptoms in patients while they visit dentist. Anxiety is described as the sensory and emotionally stimuli which arise in pain and danger conditions. Toothache is one of the major factors that makes patient to visit dentist; but on the other hand, anxiety due to treatment procedures preclude them from visiting a dentist.
Aim: Studying anxiety due to dental treatment procedures among the client of Dental Teaching Clinic.
Methods: This is a cross-sectional study which is done among 201 children and elders between 6-70 ages at Dental Teaching Clinic of Kabul University of Medical Science 'Abu-Ali Sena' during 3 months (July, August, September) of 2019.
Results: In this study, 97 of patients (48.3%) were children and 104 of patients (51.7%) were elders. According to DAS (Dental Anxiety Scal), the score of majority of patients with no anxiety (48.3%) was between 6-10 years old. Patients with no anxiety were determined (57%) in men and (37%) in women; patients with severe anxiety were (2.2%) in men and (5.6%) in women. This statistic shows, That anxiety is increase in female than men.
According to age, children with no anxiety were (45.4%) while elders with no anxiety were (50%). That shows increase of anxiety in children than elders.
Conclusion: We determined through this research that: women had more anxiety due to treatment procedures rather than men. As well, children had more anxiety because of dental treatment procedures than elders.
Keywords: Children, Elders, Anxiety, Age, Sex