Table 2: Mean stress of different dental practices and their relationship with the practice in the maxilla and mandible.

Variable Stress based on Jaw Stress based on Gender
Mean SD P-value Male (SD) Female (SD) P-value
Anesthesia of mandible in a cooperative child 1.8 1.6 0.0001 1.1 (1.3) 2.2 (1.7) 0.0001
Anesthesia of maxilla in a cooperative child 1.5 1.4 0.8 (1) 1.8 (1.4) 0.0001
Anesthesia of mandible in an anxious child 4.1 2.1 0.0001 3.2 (1.6) 4.8 (2.2) 0.0001
Anesthesia of maxilla in an anxious child 3.7 2 2.9 (1.5) 3.4 (2.1) 0.0001
Rubber dam in mandible 1.6 1.8 0.904 1.5 (2) 1.7 (1.7) 0.4
Rubber dam in maxilla 1.6 1.8 1.4 (1.8) 1.7 (1.8) 0.15
Restoration in mandible 1.1 1.3 0.0001 0.6 (0.9) 1.4 (1.4) 0.0001
Restoration in maxilla 1.3 1.5 0.6 (0.9) 1.4 (1.4) 0.0001
Cutting of mandibular crown 1.2 1.6 0.006 1 (1.6) 1.3 (1.7) 0.15
Cutting of maxillary crown 1.3 1.7 1 (1.6) 1.5 (1.8) 0.04
Pulpotomy of mandible 2.4 1.5 0.004 2 (1.5) 2.6 (1.5) 0.0001
Pulpotomy of maxilla 2.5 1.5 2 (1.5) 2.7 (1.5) 0.0001
Pulpectomy of mandible 3 2 0.002 2.2 (1.7) 3.3 (2) 0.0001
Pulpectomy of maxilla 3 2 2.2 (1.8) 3.5 (2) 0.0001
Mandibular tooth extraction 2.8 2.4 0.0001 1.4 (1.5) 3.8 (2.4) 0.0001
Maxillary tooth extraction 2.7 2.3 1.4 (1.6) 3.5 (2.3) 0.0001