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Evaluation of post-operative pain following dental procedures under local anesthesia among pediatric patients at Al Rass, Saudi Arabia



Eyad M. Alduwayghiri*



Department of Orthodontic and Pediatric Dentistry, College of Dentistry, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia; *Corresponding author



Eyad M Alduwayghiri - E-mail: ey.alduwayghiri@qu.edu.sa; Phone: +96 6555146761

Communicated by Anil Kumar - E-mail: anilkk44@gmail.com


Article Type

Research Article



Received April 1, 2024; Revised April 30, 2024; Accepted April 30, 2024, Published April 30, 2024



The use of analgesic medication usage in children after receiving dental treatments on primary molars under local anesthesia is of interest. Hence, a study consisting of 182 children aged from 4 to 12 years old, who received at least one of the following procedures: dental restoration, extraction, placement of stainless steel crown (SSC) with or without pulpotomy was completed. Parents were contacted by phone within 48 hours to assess post-operative pain by using Wong-Baker FACES Pain Rating Scale (WBF). Individuals who were reachable via phone (146 out of 182, response rate 80.2%). 30.8% of them reported experiencing pain or discomfort (WBF more than or equal 2). Pediatric patients who had SSC on their primary molars had a considerably higher incidence of reporting pain than any other dental procedures are 44.8% at p < 0.001. However, there was no significant difference in reported pain between placements of SSC alone or SSC with pulpotomy are 44.8% and 46.5%, respectively. Further, over-the-counter analgesics were administered in 19.9% of participants.



Pain, discomfort, analgesic, pediatric dentistry.



Alduwayghiri et al. Bioinformation 20(4): 341-343 (2024)


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P Kangueane






Biomedical Informatics



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