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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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Understand why are your kids crying, angry or even fearful

Kids tend to show their feelings more than adults. Therefore, the dentist and the parents have to work their way out to understand and control the kids feelings and ensure that they are comfortable with all the dental treatments.

Distress or Cry

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At birth : Primary emotion present at birth with vigorous body expressions usually due to hunger, colic or other internal cause.

At 6 months : It is greatly replaced by milder expression of fussing or vocalization.

During preschool : It is seen less, only for the reactions of physical pain as he is thwarted by his environment.

During school years : Pressure helps him to outgrow the crying habit which deceases rapidly. After this till 15 years old, crying occurs very seldom.

In young adults : Ultimately it becomes a limited quiet crying in private only for reasons of grief or other intense emotions.

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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