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International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2020, 8(5), 133-137
DOI: 10.12691/ijdsr-8-5-4
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Dental Fear and Anxiety Associated with Patients Seeking Esthetic/Restorative Dental Procedures in Riyadh, KSA

Sultan Saleh Al-Shamrani1, , Huda Fayez Aldossari2, Meshal Mohammed Alhaqbani3, Mai Kharboush Alotaibi2 and Majed Sayer Almutairi3

1Restorative Dentistry Department, College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, KSA

2College of Dentistry, Riyadh Elm University, Riyadh, KSA

3College of Dentistry, Prince Sattam bin Abdulaziz University, Riyadh, KSA

Pub. Date: July 28, 2020

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Sultan Saleh Al-Shamrani, Huda Fayez Aldossari, Meshal Mohammed Alhaqbani, Mai Kharboush Alotaibi and Majed Sayer Almutairi. Dental Fear and Anxiety Associated with Patients Seeking Esthetic/Restorative Dental Procedures in Riyadh, KSA. International Journal of Dental Sciences and Research. 2020; 8(5):133-137. doi: 10.12691/ijdsr-8-5-4


Objective: Anxiety towards dental procedures is common that may be experienced by dental patients. This study specifically focused on evaluating the esthetic/restorative procedures related to dental anxiety/fear frequency and its relationship with age, gender, and educational level among patients visiting clinics in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Methodology: The present cross-sectional study was conducted between March 2020 to May 2020. A convenience sampling was performed and the data was collected from the patients seeking esthetic/restorative treatment (aged 20 years or more). A questionnaire-based on questions related to general and esthetic/restorative procedures was presented to a patient before treatment. A Chi-square test was performed to compare the level of anxiety/fear among the patient concerning age, gender, and education level (P< 0.05). Results: A total of 1500 filled-in questionnaires were collected. Most of the participating patients were aged between 20-30 years (38.3%), and 66.2% of participants were female. Additionally, anxiety/fear is not associated with age and education (P>0.05). However, females are more prone to anxiety/fear compared to males (P< 0.05). Conclusions: The findings of this survey strongly suggest that esthetic/restorative procedures might also be highly fearful to most of the patients.

anxiety fear age gender esthetic/restorative procedures

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