Evaluation the Effect of Multi-Coloured Versus Traditional Restorative Materials on the Childrens Dental Anxiety
Background: Restorative dental care may be an unpleasant procedure for children which seems to be contributing to the development of dental anxiety. The placement of colored restorative material was termed to anticipate the child's positive attitude toward treatment.
Aim: The aim of this study is to evaluate the effect of multicolored restorative materials on the children's dental anxiety level.
Material and Methods: A total of 80 children were selected for this study, aged 8-9 years old from primary schools in Iraq. The children were divided randomly and equally into two groups, the control group (group A) who were received traditional composite material, and the experimental group (group B) who were received colored restorative material. The restorative treatment for both groups was class I for primary lower molars. Dental anxiety was measured for all participants using the Abeer Children Dental Anxiety Scale (ACDAS) before the dental procedure as a baseline score and after the dental procedure.
Result: There was a highly significant decrease in the in ACDAS scours after dental procedure between control and experimental groups. Most children in the present study selected the pink colored restorative material. Conclusion: The use of multicolored restorative materials might aid in the reduction of children's dental anxiety during the dental procedure.