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Effect of white,brown and pink noises on anxious pediatric dental patients

Abstract

Purpose: To evaluate the effectiveness of various relaxation noises on anxiety levels of children aged between 4-8 years old by analysing through heart rate, FLACC scale and Wong-Baker Faces Pain Rating Scale. Material and methodology: Using simple random sampling 40 children were equally divided into group of four; GROUP 1 : Control group ( any cartoon music) , GROUP 2: White noise , GROUP 3: Brown noise, Group 4: Pink noise. Patients in each group were treated in a single appointment after using the particular sound distraction technique, Patients who all require extraction under local anaesthesia were included in the study. Patient anxiety level was evaluated by measuring pulse rate, wong baker’s scale , FLACC scale at different time intervals. Results: Among all shades of noises, White noise shown significant results. Conclusion: It was concluded that audiodistraction is the innovative technique for diverting patient’s mind in pediatric dentistry.

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Divya Singh, Aman Jain, Damini Jain, Vinita Goyel . Effect of white,brown and pink noises on anxious pediatric dental patients. Cardiometry; Issue 25; December 2022; p.1252-1258; DOI: 10.18137/cardiometry.2022.25.12521258; Available from: https://www.cardiometry.net/issues/no25-december-2022/effect-white-brown

Keywords

Nonaversive techniques,  Audioanalgesia,  White noise,  Brown noise,  Pink noise,  Distraction
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