Quantitative evaluation of dental anxiety indicators in the serum and saliva samples of children treated under general anesthesia

Yıldırım S., Bakkal M., Bulut H., Selek Ş.

CLINICAL ORAL INVESTIGATIONS, vol.22, no.6, pp.2373-2380, 2018 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00784-018-2340-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.2373-2380
  • Keywords: Saliva, Dental anxiety, General anesthesia, Children, ALPHA-AMYLASE, CHROMOGRANIN-A, CORTISOL, FEAR, STRESS, BIOMARKERS, DISEASE, HEALTH
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Dental anxiety level has been previously associated with oral health status. Since general anesthesia (GA) allows dental treatments to be performed in anxious children with a high number of caries, we aimed to evaluate the dental anxiety levels of these children before and after dental treatments performed under GA.