dental anxiety


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den·tal an·xi·e·ty

(dentăl ang-zīĕ-tē)
Fear related to seeking or receiving dental care.
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Dental anxiety is defined as an abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures.
Relationship between caries prevalence at 5 years of age and dental anxiety at 10.
Validation of a facial image Scale to assess child dental anxiety.
Specifically, women reported having dental anxiety more frequently than men, while men more commonly experienced severe dental fear and phobia (Berggren; Doebling & Rowe, 2000; Doerr, Lang, Nyguist, & Ronis, 1998; Locker, Shapior, & Liddell, 1996; Rowe & Moore, 1998; Schuurs, Duivenvooreen, Van Velzen, Verhage, Eijkman, & Makkes, 1985).
For example, Biggs, Kelly & Toney (2003) found no differences in the reduction of dental anxiety when adult dentally-anxious patients were exposed to deep breathing, focused attention, or control conditions, although there was a trend toward decreased anxiety in experimental groups.
I liked taking pictures, and I thought becoming a dental tech might help me ease or get over my own dental anxiety.
Children with a history of pulpal symptoms also run a greater risk of dental anxiety and behavioural problems [Jalevik and Klingberg, 2002].
Unfortunately people who suffer from dental anxiety often fail to visit the dentist for routine care.
According to the British Dental Anxiety and Phobia Association, 58 per cent of us feel anxious about going, and a quarter of us would rather suffer toothache than seek treatment.
There are three different types of dental fear that affect Americans and contribute to the lack of dental care: Dental anxiety, dental fear and dental phobia.
It can be used not just for dental anxiety but also for patients who need long procedures or who just prefer to be relaxed or asleep during dental treatment.