A Systematic Review

Management pain and anxiety in endodontic treatment

Andi Sumidarti , Wahyuni S. Dwiandhany

Andi Sumidarti
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia. Email: a_sumidarti@yahoo.com

Wahyuni S. Dwiandhany
Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Hasanuddin University Makassar, Indonesia
Online First: April 01, 2017 | Cite this Article
Sumidarti, A., Dwiandhany, W. 2017. Management pain and anxiety in endodontic treatment. Journal of Dentomaxillofacial Science 2(1): 4-6. DOI:10.15562/jdmfs.v2i1.462


Objective : Dental pain is a common symptom that most often causes patient to seek dentist. A survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontics revealed that more than half patients who come to dentist have experienced pain, which originate from the teeth or of the surrounding tissue, can causes difficulties in handling, also the anxiety of the patient. Understanding the pain experienced by patient will help dentist to determine when to make an action. Most patient being fear with pain, so they delay to get treatment from dentist, and lead to the development of further infection and inflammation. The aim of this paper is to improve the understanding of pharmacology and procedures for pain and anxiety management in endodontic treatment. So, it is important to determine accurate diagnosis, management and drug administration.

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