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Researchers sink teeth into dental phobia

By March 12, 2012 January 2nd, 2020 No Comments

Women in their 40s are more likely to stress about going to the dentist than any other group, a study has found.

In fact some of them are so anxious about dental care that even the mention of the word “dentist” can spark an immediate sense of dread, researchers from Sydney University say.

The team, led by Special Needs Dentist Dr Avanti Karve, has been studying dental anxiety and phobia for five years. cosmetic dentist London

It found women in their 40s are most likely to report having experienced a traumatic dental experience in the past and are most likely to dread going to the cosmetic dentist London.

People who have suffered abuse, trauma and oro-facial trauma not related to dental treatment are also more likely to fear the dentist.

Despite advances in the dental practices, up to 40 per cent of the western population shudders at the thought of the dentist’s chair, Dr Karve said. dental implants London

People with severe dental anxiety put up with severe dental pain for an average 17 days before making an appointment, compared to three days for other people, a recent telephone survey found.

“Dental anxiety is real and complex and should never be underestimated,”…read more

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