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Pain Perception among Orthodontic Patients in Benghazi City

Dr.Iman Abdelgadier1 , Wisal Elfergani2

Journal Title:International Journal of Current Medical Science and Dental Research

Aim: to explore the pain and discomfort experience among patients undergoing orthodontic treatment with fixed appliance after different time interval and procedure, and to elucidate predicting role for patient’s motivation for treatment and awareness of discomfort to the intensity of pain Material and method: The study group consists of 74 patients 17 male, 57 female their age range from 13 to 27 years. Modified McGill Pain Questioner (MCQ) with visual Analogue Scale (VAS) was modified and translated to Arabic and distributed to orthodontic patients. Patients were asked about the onset, predisposing factors, type and duration of pain and if they have used any medications to relief the pain or not, Statistic analysis was used. Results: Descriptive statistics showing percentage of patients experiencing pain after bonding at different time intervals. 87% of patients complained from pain and 12% did not, most pain scale percentage was 5 of 10, most frequency of pain started after insertion of arch wires, most duration pain continued to 2 days, 26% of patients took medications and 73% did not , the most pain trigger was chewing, the most affected site of pain were all anterior teeth and finally the most prescription of pain was pressure. Conclusion: The present findings provide useful information in relation to the likelihood of pain, discomfort, and side effects for patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. However, further studies are needed to assess the change over time of specific impacts related to wearing of orthodontic appliances