The results were substantially positive: 67 per cent of participants experiencing high dental phobia
were completely satisfied with the procedure.
Appukuttan, "Strategies to manage patients with dental anxiety and dental phobia
: literature review," Clinical, Cosmetic and Investigational Dentistry, vol.
Finding the right one is key - especially if you're among the one in four people with some form of dental phobia
Dr Okoye can relate to this, as her own dental phobia
inspired her career.
However, this could create dental phobia
problems for a young child and has been said to cause devitalization or deformation of adjacent teeth.
(1) Third and most serious is dental phobia
. This is a severe type of dental anxiety that may result in avoidance or endurance of the dental experience with significant discomfort.
"They understand the source of dental phobia
, and know how to deal with it."
In Oman, almost 50 per cent of the school children have some form of dental phobia
and its relation to anxiety and depression
Objectives: To study the types and levels of dental phobia
in patients seeking dental treatment.
One other aspect of the claim that primary tooth restorations are not indicated, is that over-treatment of young children can lead to dental phobia
in their future oral care.
The findings, in the journal Acupuncture in Medicine, may offer some comfort to the one in five people thought to have dental phobia
. Five minutes of treatment with needles placed at two specific acupuncture points on the top of the head allowed all 20 patients to conquer their fear.