Effective ways to treat patients with dental anxiety
from Dentistry IQ
In a recent survey of 18,000 people worldwide, 61% of respondents reported that they suffer from dental fear and anxiety. Often, a patient’s anxiety manifests as dental avoidance, which can lead to extreme oral health complications or a low quality of life. Within a dental office, anxious patients can present as irritable and/or uncooperative, and tend to have a greater pain response than their calm counterparts. These responses are problematic for not only the patient, but for dental professionals, since these negative feelings of anxiety can translate to dental staff and clinicians.
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