Reducing Children's Anxiety Using Homeopathic Remedy Before Dental Treatment
Pharmacological interventions to aid behavior management's techniques are commonly used in pediatric dentistry. The aim of the medicaments is to control behavior and allow safe completion of a dental procedure. Homeopathic remedy is safe and can be effective to control behavior and decrease anxiety in children during dental treatment.
Aim: 1. To explore the efficacy of homeopathic drugs in decreasing children's dental anxiety before dental treatment.
2. To assess the effectiveness of homeopathic remedy in facilitating dental treatment for anxious children.
Methods: prospective, double-blind study. Thirty healthy children (5-12 years-old) will receive homeopathic remedy\placebo before dental treatment. Anxiety reduction will be measured using: saliva cortisol levels, saliva α-amylase levels, facial image scale (FIS), and Houpt behavior scale.
Expected results: the homeopathic remedy will reduce anxiety and increase child cooperation during dental treatment.
|Study Design:||Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Masking: Double Blind (Subject, Caregiver, Investigator)
- Reducing Children's Anxiety [ Time Frame: Each dental apointment, aproximatly 30 minutes on the average ] [ Designated as safety issue: No ]The homeopathic remedy will reduce anxiety and increase child cooperation during dental treatment. Studies demonstrated elevation of salivary cortisol and salivary α-amylase levels before the dental treatment, and lower levels after the dental treatment in children and adults. The average level of salivary α-amylase activity in healthy children was about 41.1% lower after dental treatment (39.27U/ml), compared to levels found before treatment (66.65 U/ml).Cortisol level after dental treatment was 0.66 mg/dl, compared to 0.74 mg/dl that was measured before treatment.
|Study Start Date:||September 2012|
|Estimated Primary Completion Date:||September 2013 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)|
Other: Homeopathic remedy
drops of the homeopathic remedy will be taken twice a day before the treatment and once on the morning of the treatment day.
|Placebo Comparator: Placebo||
drops of the placebo will be taken twice a day before the treatment and once on the morning of the treatment day.
|Contact: Moti Moskovitz, DMD, PhDfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD||: 00 972 2 email@example.com|
|Hadassah Medical Organization||Recruiting|
|Jerusalem, Israel, 91120|
|Contact: Hadas Lemberg, PhD 00 972 2 6777572 firstname.lastname@example.org|