Impact of anxiety on pain perception associated with periodontal and implant surgery in a private practice.

@article{Fardal2012ImpactOA,
  title={Impact of anxiety on pain perception associated with periodontal and implant surgery in a private practice.},
  author={\Oystein Fardal and C A McCulloch},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2012},
  volume={83 9},
  pages={1079-85}
}
BACKGROUND There are limited data on pain perception after periodontal or implant surgery or how pain perception is affected by presurgical anxiety. METHODS Presurgical anxiety and surgical pain perceptions were measured by visual analog scale (VAS) scores and by interview of patients (N = 102) undergoing periodontal or implant therapy in a private periodontal specialty practice in Norway. RESULTS Patients reported that bad taste, receiving the local anesthetic, and excessive fluid in the… CONTINUE READING
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