International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Survey Paper | Dentistry | India | Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023


Dental Anxiety & Influencing Factors: A Cross - Sectional Questionnaire Study

Rohit Jagiasi [2] | Prasad Nadig [2] | Monali Shah [2]


Abstract: Dental anxiety is an emotion and a major complication that is prevalent worldwide & is a stress which is created in response to dental treatment where & this study aims to compare & estimate the prevalence of dental anxiety in a sample of student?s pursuing their bachelor?s degree in BDS. Total of 217 participants were included randomly through E - mail. A total of 217 participants comprising of BDS students from First to Final Years respectively of which males were 36 (16.6%) & females 181 (83.4%) respectively. Statistically significant results were seen w. r. t reason for present dental visit amongst First to Final Years (p<0.005). The results of intergroup comparison between all the years of BDS w. r. t State of mind before dental visit were statistically significant (p<0.005). On intergroup comparison between First to Final Years, results were seen statistically significant w. r. t reason for fear of dental treatment, origin of fear & fear at maximum peak levels (p<0.005). Statistical significant results were observed w. r. t dental procedure causing maximum anxiety (p<0.005). Procedures such as drilling, scaling, extraction & root canal treatment were the factors for dental anxiety refraining them from dental treatment.


Keywords: Dental Anxiety, dental fear, survey


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 9, September 2023,


Pages: 1259 - 1262


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