Evaluation of Pain response experienced by the patients after normal teeth extraction according to the operator genders
Keywords:Key word: evaluation, pain, extraction, gender
Gender stereotypes can lead to a variety of generalizations that affect the
perceptions of patients. Pain mechanism start with peripheral stimuli which will
initiate the afferent nerves fibers that will transmit the signals towards the central
nervous system through the spinal cord into the cerebral cortex where the pain signal
will be translated.
The aim of this research is to evaluate the complex assessing of patient’s pain
perception in relation to the gender of the dentist during normal teeth extraction.
Samples in this study was composed of (50) patients, divided into two equal
groups, first group treated by male students and the second’s group treated by female
The results of statistical analysis of data showed that pain perception by the
patients was in mild status more in male group 18(72%) than female group
4(16%),While in moderate was less in male group 5(20%) than female group
15(60%),and in sever also less in male group 2(8%) than female group 6 (24%).
A significant difference was shown between the two students' gender in case of
moderate and sever pain status (Chi-square in moderate status 8.33 & p-value= 0.004
while in sever status 2.381 & 0.048respectively), while high significant difference in
mild status (Chi-square15.91and P<0.01).
In Conclusions: A statistical analysis showing that pain perception experienced by
the patients treated by male students’ operator liable to be less than those treated by
female students’ operator.