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Anxiety and Phobia in Chidren During Dental Visits



 Anxiety is an emotion similar to fear but arising without any objective source of danger

It is a reaction to unknown danger

It is often defined as a state of unpleasant feeling combined with an associated feeling of impending doom or danger from within rather than from without.

It is a learned process being in response to one’s environment. As anxiety depends on the ability to imagine, it develops later than fear.

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Fear of Dentists (No more!) – Part 2

If you are a victim to the fear of dentists, also known as dental phobia, or dentophobia, you don’t have to suffer alone. Leaving it as it is will not help as eventually you will need to visit a dentist one day, either for extractions or to get dentures or other treatments, so why not make it a pleasant one rather than one that requires chains to strap you down or putting yourself into a deep sleep before any treatment can be performed on you? Continue reading

Fear of Dentists (No more!) – Part 1

What is the first thing that comes to mind at the mention of a dentist? Does it send shrills down your spine as you start imagining long needles and sharp probes and high-speed drills all in your mouth at once, cutting into your teeth while tied down to the dental chair? Or is it like a leisurely stroll to the park that you take every once in awhile and you absolutely look forward to each visit? If it’s the latter, congratulations, you’re a rare species! But if it’s the former, and you can clearly remember how you so often had to cling onto the staircase railings so as not be dragged to the dentist’s when you were young, then you most probably have the dental phobia/dentophobia, or fear of dentists. Some people suffer from such a condition to a greater degree than others. It can be any one of the following:

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What Is the Meaning of Pediatric Dentistry?

Pediatric dentistry is a specialized field of dentistry that is focused on treatment and oral health care for children. A normal dentist is fully trained and capable of treating a child, however, in special cases like children with special diseases or disorders, they might need help from a pedodontist i.e. a dentist who specializes in pediatric dentistry. Furthermore, if it is necessary to carry out complex procedures such as sedation and general anesthesia while treating a child, it is best to be done by a pedodontist instead of a general practitioner, as the pedodontist will have more detail knowledge and experience. Continue reading