Aromatherapy With Lavender Essential Oil as a Complementary Treatment for the Control of Dental Anxiety

Overview

Dental anxiety is a common problem in dental care, the aim of this protocol is to evaluate the effect of lavender for the control of anxiety during a surgical dental extraction.

Full Title of Study: “Aromatherapy With Lavender Essential Oil as a Complementary Treatment for the Control of Dental Anxiety in Patients Requiring Third Molar Surgery of the “University Autonomus Benito Juarez of Oaxaca” UABJO School of Dentistry”

Study Type

  • Study Type: Interventional
  • Study Design
    • Allocation: Randomized
    • Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
    • Primary Purpose: Treatment
    • Masking: Triple (Participant, Investigator, Outcomes Assessor)
  • Study Primary Completion Date: March 2020

Interventions

  • Other: Lavender aromatherapy
    • 0.10 ml of lavender essential oil
  • Other: Sham aromatherapy
    • 0.10 ml of mineral oil

Arms, Groups and Cohorts

  • Experimental: Aromatherapy
    • 0.10 ml of lavender essential oil 30 minutes prior surgery
  • Sham Comparator: Sham Aromatherapy
    • 0.10 ml mineral oil 30 minutes prior surgery

Clinical Trial Outcome Measures

Primary Measures

  • Corah
    • Time Frame: 45 minutes before dental treatment
    • Corah’s Dental Anxiety Scale (1-25). Non anxiety (0-8), moderate (9-12), high (13-14), severe (over 15)
  • Cortisol
    • Time Frame: 5 minutes Before aromatherapy
    • Salivary Cortisol Testing (ng/mL)
  • Cortisol
    • Time Frame: 30 minutes after aromatherapy
    • Salivary Cortisol Testing (ng/mL)

Secondary Measures

  • Heart rate
    • Time Frame: 5 minutes Before aromatherapy
    • The speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions of the heart per minute
  • Heart rate
    • Time Frame: 30 minutes after aromatherapy
    • The speed of the heartbeat measured by the number of contractions of the heart per minute
  • Respiratory rate
    • Time Frame: 5 minutes Before aromatherapy
    • The number of breaths per minute.
  • Respiratory rate
    • Time Frame: 30 minutes after aromatherapy
    • The number of breaths per minute.
  • Arterial pressure
    • Time Frame: 5 minutes Before aromatherapy
    • The pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. (mm/Hg) sphingomanometer OMRON model HEM-7114
  • Arterial pressure
    • Time Frame: 30 minutes after aromatherapy
    • The pressure of circulating blood on the walls of blood vessels. (mm/Hg) sphingomanometer OMRON model HEM-7114

Participating in This Clinical Trial

Inclusion Criteria

  • Volunteer to take part in the study
  • Healthy patients
  • Patients signing the informed consent
  • Patients who need surgical removal of third molars

Exclusion Criteria

  • Hypertensive patients
  • Patients with nasal congestion problems
  • Patients allergic to lavender.
  • Patients under treatment with anti depressants

Gender Eligibility: All

Minimum Age: 18 Years

Maximum Age: 40 Years

Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted: Accepts Healthy Volunteers

Investigator Details

  • Lead Sponsor
    • Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca
  • Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
    • Principal Investigator: Liliana Argueta Figueroa, Principal Investigator – Universidad Autónoma Benito Juárez de Oaxaca
  • Overall Official(s)
    • Liliana Argueta-Figueroa, DMD PhD, Principal Investigator, UABJO
  • Overall Contact(s)
    • Rafael Torres, MD PhD, (52) (951) 1448276, rtorres.cat@uabjo.mx

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