Contributing factors related to patients" pain on implant surgery
Journal of the Korean Dental Association (대한치과의사협회지)
Journal of the Korean Dental Association (대한치과의사협회지), Vol.49(2) : 95~103, 2011
Purpose : The purpose of this study was to identify and assess factors that may contribute to pain of patients undergoing implant surgery.
Materials and Methods : A total of 24 patients who underwent implant surgery were included in the study. Each patient"s anxiety was measured using Corah"s dental anxiety score(DAS) and modified Spielberger"s state-trait anxiety inventory(STAI) immediately after the operation. Also, level of pain was measured using visual analog scale(VAS) during the operation and 48 hours after the surgery. The effect of various factors, such as demographic variables, previous dental experiences and operation time were also analyzed.
Results : Postoperative pain levels were relatively low than expected. However, DAS and STAI were high among patients, and it showed that patients had anxieties about implant surgery according to DAS and STAI values. The previous dental experience did not affect the pain level, but the duration of surgery and the presence of accompanied advanced surgery did.
Conclusion : To reduce patient"s pain, proper management of anxiety will be required and careful attention is needed when performing local infiltration