Busra Ucmaz

Department of Orthodontics, Faculty of Dentistry, Tokat Gaziosmanpasa University, Turkey


  • Research   
    Relationship between Physiological-Emotional State and the Perception of Pain during Bracket Debonding
    Author(s): Busra Ucmaz*

    Objective: Pain is a subjective phenomenon and it is highly affected by individual variations. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of physiological-emotional state on perceived pain during bracket debonding. Materials and Methods: Sixty-six participants with the mean ages of 16.73 ±2.61 years (38 females, 16.58 ±2.49 years; 28 males, 16.94 ±2.80) who were in the stage of debonding were enrolled in the study. The participants completed the Beck Depression Inventory and Pain Catastrophizing Scales before removing the brackets, and pressure pain thresholds were detected by using the algometer device. Following the debonding of the brackets, the perception of pain for each tooth was measured using the Visual Analog Scale. It was investigated whether there were significant correlations between the perceived p.. Read More»

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