A radiographic study of dental health in adult patients with dental anxiety.

@article{Hakeberg1993ARS,
  title={A radiographic study of dental health in adult patients with dental anxiety.},
  author={Magnus Hakeberg and Ulf Berggren and Helena Gr{\"o}ndahl},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  year={1993},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={
          27-30
        }
}
The objective of this study was to compare the dental health in a group of 90 patients with severe dental fear (FP), aged 20-41, with that of a matched control group of ordinary dental patients (OP). All registrations were made from radiographic intraoral full mouth surveys. Mean number of missing teeth among FP and OP patients was 4.4 and 2.5, respectively. On average, FP patients had 19.5 decayed surfaces compared to 7.9 in OP patients. Mean number of filled surfaces was 13.1 and 8.1 in OP… CONTINUE READING
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