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The Assessment of Stress of Children under Dental Procedures Using Wrist Watch Type Heart Rate Monitoring Devices - Using New Device for Stress Assessment in Children During Restorative Dental Treatment

오정은 1 Jong-Soo Kim ORD ID 2 Seunghoon Yoo ORD ID 2

1단국대학교 치과대학 부속치과병원 소아치과
2단국대학교

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ABSTRACT

Dental stress is suggested as a main reason for behavioral problems in dentistry, especially in children. Heart rate is a useful measure of dental stress. The purpose of the present study is to examine the effect of dental stress on children receiving restorative treatment under local anesthesia by using recently introduced a wristwatch type heart rate monitoring device. Eighteen children with no previous dental experience, who needed dental treatment involving local anesthesia, were included in this study. In each session, heart rate was recorded. The largest increase was observed during local anesthesia and the highest values were recorded during preparation. However, no significant relationship was found between the measurements(p > 0.05). Regarding the number of visits, heart rate on the second session is significantly higher than the first session and the third session(p < 0.05). There was no significant different correlation between the first session and third session(p > 0.05). Based on the present study, children who have no previous dental treatment appeared to be more stressed at the second session and need at least 3 sessions to feel less stressed during dental treatment including dental injection.

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