Sonali Jain1*, Ayush Razdan Singh2 and Ashok Kumar Srivastava3
1P.G. Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saraswati Dental College, Tiwariganj, Lucknow, U.P, India
2Professor and Head, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Rungta Dental College, Bhilai, Chattisgarh, India
3Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Saraswati Dental College, Tiwariganj, Lucknow, U.P, India
*Corresponding Author: Sonali Jain, P.G. Student, Department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Saraswati Dental College, Tiwariganj, Lucknow, U.P, India.
Received: May 10, 2022; Published: May 27, 2022
Aim: The present study aimed to assess anxiety levels and fear of COVID-19 in general population of North Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, related to dental treatment during the pandemic and to evaluate the transition in the dental disease process due to the lockdown during second covid wave and inability to access the urgent dental services in the vague of SARS CoV-2 pandemic leading to dental conditions being left untreated and eventually developing into severe conditions.
Materials and method: 90 patients were asked to give rating from 1-5 for their fear and anxiety and were screened for dental caries, apical periodontitis and periapical abscess in the department of Conservative Dentistry and Endodontics, Dental College, Lucknow. Diagnosis was done with the help of diagnostic instruments and intraoral periapical radiographs.
Result: Out of the 90 patients which were screened, 73.3% patients were anxious before coming for the treatment. After observing precautionary protocols being followed and getting councelled, 20% patients were anxious during treatment. Among the people which were detected with dental diseases, 6 people had dental caries, 48 had apical periodontitis,21 had periapical abscess, 9 had both dental caries and apical periodontitis and 6 people had both dental caries and periapical abscess.
Conclusion: This study shows that even after 'The New Normal' people are still anxious in seeking the dental health care services which reduces after seeing proper following of precautionary protocols and being councelled by doctors and more prevalence of advanced dental diseases after lockdown.
Keywords: Coronavirus Disease 2019; Dental Anxiety; Caries; Periodontitis; Periapical Abscess
Citation: Sonali Jain., et al. “Fear of Covid-19 During Dental Treatment and Consequences of Covid-19 Lockdown During Second Wave on Dental Disease Progression in a Population of North Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India". Acta Scientific Dental Sciences 6.6 (2022): 174-180.
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