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Table 2 Results of the analysis of descriptive statistics of each procedure

From: Magnification of fear and intention of avoidance in non-experienced versus experienced dental treatment in adults

Conditions of dental treatment Prevalence (%) Fear IA Magnification factor
Exp NExp Exp NExp Fear (%) IA (%)
Receiving a local anesthetic injection in the mouth 94 4.2 5.4 2.1 3.9 30 84
Having a painful tooth tapped by the dentist 85 3.7 4.3 2.2 2.7 14 23
Having a primary tooth (milk teeth) extracted in the childhood 48 4.5 4.3 3.2 3.3 − 3 2
Receiving ultrasonic scaling for removing dental calculus 92 2.5 2.5 1.7 2.1 − 1 21
A molar being drilled to remove caries 85 4.0 3.9 2.4 2.5 − 4 6
Receiving a root canal treatment 68 4.6 6.1 2.6 4.0 33 56
Having a wisdom tooth extracted by surgery 38 4.8 5.9 2.7 3.7 22 37
Feeling painful hypersensitivity when rinsing cold water 77 2.5 2.0 1.7 1.6 − 22 − 5
A caries tooth being explored with a dental instrument 91 3.8 3.9 2.2 2.5 3 13
Having the swelling gum incised and pus drained 33 4.1 5.0 2.4 2.9 22 18
Feeling excruciating postoperative pain; not being relieved even with painkillers 34 4.5 4.1 2.8 2.4 − 9 − 14
Receiving a wedge and band in between the teeth during restoration 54 2.6 3.5 1.9 2.4 35 27