"The procedures were performed with or without dental extractions, and with or tiffany rings bone regeneration. Anxiety was evaluated using Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale and levels of surgeon and patient satisfaction were evaluated on an adapted scale. Low preoperative anxiety was observed in 27.8% of patients, moderate in 50%, and high in 22.2%. Mean value of anxiety was 9.8+-3.7. The level of surgeon satisfaction was adequate in 87.8% of the surgeries; patients were awake and nervous in 4.4% of surgeries, and excessively sleepy, with little cooperation in 7.8% of surgeries. Regarding patient satisfaction, the procedure was comfortable for 23.3% of patients, neither comfortable nor uncomfortable for 28.9%, a slightly uncomfortable experience for 36.7%, and very uncomfortable for 10% of patients. Younger patients and women were observed to have more anxiety, the difference being statistically significant. Patients with higher preoperative anxiety expressed a lower level of satisfaction, with statistically significant differences. There was no significant relationship between preoperative patient anxiety and postoperative surgeon satisfaction. Anxiety was higher in younger patients and women," wrote S. Gonzalez-Lemonnier and colleagues, Valencia University.
The researchers concluded: "In this study, a tiffany silver preoperative patient anxiety was associated with lower patient satisfaction, but had no influence on postoperative surgeon satisfaction."
Gonzalez-Lemonnier and colleagues published their study in Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal (Relationship between preoperative anxiety and postoperative satisfaction in dental implant surgery with intravenous conscious sedation. Medicina Oral, Patologia Oral Y Cirugia Bucal, 2010;15(2):e379-82).
For additional information, contact S. Gonzalez-Lemonnier, Valencia University Medical and Dental School, Valencia, Spain.
Keywords: City:Valencia, Country:Spain, Anesthesia, Bioengineering, Biomedical tiffanys, Biomedicine, Biotechnology, Bone Regeneration, Dentistry, Local Anesthesia, Pain Medicine, Regeneration Medicine, Surgery, Surgical Technology, Tissue Engineering.
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