Satisfaction level in dental-phobic patients with implant-supported rehabilitation performed under general anaesthesia: A prospective study

Background: Phobic patients avoid dental treatment impairing their oral health and making it challenging to offer them prosthetic rehabilitation. This study evaluated patients' experience of implant-supported prosthetic treatment after implantation performed under general anaesthesia due to den...

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Main Authors: Brandt, J. (Author), Hmaidouch, R. (Author), Sidenö, L. (Author), von Krockow, N. (Author), Weigl, P. (Author)
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Language:English
Published: BioMed Central Ltd. 2018
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Summary:Background: Phobic patients avoid dental treatment impairing their oral health and making it challenging to offer them prosthetic rehabilitation. This study evaluated patients' experience of implant-supported prosthetic treatment after implantation performed under general anaesthesia due to dental phobia and severe pharyngeal reflexes (SPR). The effect of gender, age and location of implantation on patient satisfaction was tested. Methods: Two hundred five patients underwent implantation under general anesthesia both in maxilla and mandible, respectively. After a trans-gingival healing period of 6-8weeks, fixed implant bridges were inserted. Patients completed oral health impact profile questionnaire (OHIP-14). An additional set of six special questions was also developed and considered. Analysis of the OHIP-14 total score was made using logistics regression. Wald chi-square test was used to analyse the effect of age, gender and location of implantation. Effect sizes were estimated as odds-ratios and associated 95% Wald confidence intervals. Results: Eighty two of 205 patients were included after prosthetic treatment. After start, 38 patients were excluded (4 died and 34 couldn't be reached). OHIP-14-analyses were made by 43 patients (30-90years). 67% of patients were totally satisfied with the whole implant rehabilitation (scoring 0). Mean of total score was 2.5. Only age affected significantly (p=0.014) patients satisfaction. The obtained data indicate that younger patients (30-64years) especially women are less satisfied (4.95) than older patients (0.3) for age group (65-90years).Special questions' data showed that 94.5% were satisfied with their treatment. 77.3% continued regular check-up after treatment and 96.9% would undergo the same treatment again. 95.5% would recommend implants to a friend of colleague. Conclusion: Gender and location of implantation have no significant influence on patient satisfaction. Younger patients especially women are less satisfied than older patients. Phobic patients are totally satisfied with implant rehabilitation under general anaesthesia which means that this treatment can be considered as a treatment of choice giving these patients the same opportunity like others to improve their oral health and well-being. © 2018 The Author(s).
ISBN:14726831 (ISSN)
DOI:10.1186/s12903-018-0644-x