Research Article

Colour keys to emotion in management of children and intellectual distraction using coloured games in dental environment for children

Rajakumar S*, Kavitha Ramar and Revanth MP

Published: 20 August, 2019 | Volume 3 - Issue 1 | Pages: 001-003

Aim and objective: Dentistry for children is not difficult but is different from what is practiced for adults. The children reacts to differently to people and places around them. Anxiety is an emotional state that helps normal individual defend themselves against a variety of threats and Dental anxiety refers to patients specific response towards dental suitation-associated stress. so the aim is to evaluate the anxiety related management of the children using intellectual mind game of the individual

Study design: The background of the study is to evaluate and study the effectiveness of anxiety control of children using colour distraction between 5 and 12 yrs of age group as one part and the intellectual distraction of children between the same age group using buchanan facial imaging scale and intellectual coloured game chart

Results and conclusion: lowering of anxiety was noticed in the children obtained the favorite colours in the dental environment and easy distraction can be achieved using intellectual gamings.

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Emotions; Intellectual coloured games; Buchanan facial imaging scale


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