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Nature of pain associated with pre-adjusted, edgewise, orthodontic fixed-appliance treatment
23rd Global Dentists and Pediatric Dentistry Annual Meeting
July 17-18, 2017 Munich, Germany

Ibtesam Alzain, Waeil Batwa, Afnan Zealaiy, Shahd Sokhairi and Khalid Zawawi

King Abdulaziz University, Saudi Arabia

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Dentistry


Introduction: Pain was reported to be one of the most common complaints associated with dentistry. Objectives: The purpose of this study was to define the nature of pain associated with orthodontic, fixed-appliance treatment and to determine its influence on patients�?? quality of life. Additionally, the study aimed to compare the perception of pain between adult and adolescent patients. Materials & Methods: Patients undergoing orthodontic, fixed-appliance treatment were asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding their pain experience after an orthodontic adjustment visit. They were also asked to choose the top three words that precisely described their pain experience, using a specially developed board. Results: In total, 111 orthodontic patients were recruited (67.6% females and 32.4% males). They generally reported moderate pain, which occurred during the first 2-6 hours after the adjustment visit. They mostly used the adjectives �??tight, pressing�??squeezing, and annoying�?� to describe their pain. Pain intensity was significantly different between patients with and without a history of headaches (p=0.024). There was no significant difference in pain perception between adults and adolescents (p=0.18). Orthodontic pain affected the patients�?? quality of life although the effect was perceived differently between adults and adolescents, as well as between patients with and without headaches (p=0.007 and p=0.03, respectively). Conclusions: Moderate pain would be expected after orthodontic adjustment visits; the pain could be described as tight, pressing�?? squeezing, and annoying. Patients with headaches reported more pain. The pain did affect orthodontic patients�?? quality of life.

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Email: ioalzain@kau.edu.sa