Dental interventions are potentially overwhelming for children with hemophilia; the study was designed to assess the
levels of dental anxiety related to the first dental intervention for these children.
Fifty-six boys with severe
haemophilia A and B and 56 healthy peers between the ages of 7-12 in need of primary dental extraction were chosen for this study.
Facial Analog Scale and Visual Analog Scale were applied to all participants.
No significant differences among the groups
were detected by means of the dental anxiety scores (FIS) and pain scores (VAS). The FIS scores of children who had experienced
dental pain before the treatment were significantly higher regardless of the group they were part of (p=0.001).
with haemophilia are not at an increased risk of dental anxiety using special precautions and with the help of adequate treatment
regimens. Pain is a predictor for dental fear and anxiety on dental chair both for children with haemophilia and healthy ones.
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