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The rate of Happycaine’s pain relief when scaling

  • Journal of Korean society of Dental Hygiene
  • Abbr : J Korean Soc Dent Hyg
  • 2012, 12(3), pp.495-501
  • Publisher : Korean Society of Dental Hygiene
  • Research Area : Medicine and Pharmacy > Dentistry

강윤주 1 임진희 1 송지나 1 김지희 2

1경남정보대학교
2경남정보대학

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ABSTRACT

Objectives : Today, one of the most basically used procedures to dental patients is scaling for removing tartar. The purpose of this study is the effect of Happycaine during scaling for pain relief. Methods : This study was used self-questionnaire from 202 patients. SPSS 18.0 vision program was used for data analysis. Group A was used Happycaine, but group B wasn’t used Happycaine. The degree of pain relief depending on use of Happycaine, was analyzed by Independent-two-sample t-test. Emotion and reaction during scaling was analyzed by mean and standard deviation. The results were as follows. Results : 1. 52.5% participants answered ‘require scaling’ and 12.9% answered ‘required scaling very much’. so 65.4% participants recognized the need of scaling. 2. According to the experience of Happycaine during scaling, differences in pain was by Likert 5 pints scale, Group B’s pain was higher than Group A’s(p=0.000). 3. According to the experience of Happycaine during scaling, the mean of panic from Group B was a little higher than Group A(p=0.036). In case of cold symptom during scaling, Group B was significantly different(p=0.011). In Group B, pain from dental hygienists was significantly different (p=0.000). Group A was interested in Happycaine use in future scaling(p=0.004). Conclusions : As a result of this study, we recommend Happycaine during scaling in order to decrease mental burden and pain for patients.

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