Aim: Present study evaluated the anxiety of patients towards dental procedures and to dental office environment Materials and methods: Total number of 45 patients (mean age 25.1 years) from Out-patient departments of SVS Institute of Dental Sciences, Mahabubnagar, Telangana, India were included in the study. This survey includes questionnaire type of survey and dental concerns assessment. While waiting for their scheduled appointments at various departments, consenting patients completed both basic questionnaires and Corah's DAS. Results: Novocaine local anaesthetic injection, dental extractions, tooth drilling procedures and sound,probing to assess periodontal diseases, cost of dental procedures and root canal treatments anxiety levels are high for other questionnaires anxiety levels are moderate. Conclusion: A number of different sets of data concerning the Corah dental anxiety scale were evaluated. The data indicate that the scale is a reliable, valid, and useful measure of dental anxiety. We concluded that Corah’s DAS gives an acceptable sensitivity and therefore the patient’s fear survey is essential before the treatment.
Vijaya lakshmi Bolla, Sripriya Nagarajan, Surendra Reddy Munnangi, Pradeep Koppulu, Lingam Amara Swapna. Evaluation of anxiety of patients for dental procedures by using CORAH’S dental anxiety scale. International Journal of Medical and Health Research, Volume 3, Issue 10, 2017, Pages 86-88