On Psychological Distress and Fear of Dentistry

  title={On Psychological Distress and Fear of Dentistry},
  author={Magdalena Iorga and T Ciuhodaru},
Anxiety and fear are normal reactions in humans when situations are evaluating as being painful. In medical dentistry, anxiety and fear characterize in fact o problematic patient with special reactions during dental interventions and avoidance behavior, both behaviors having a great impact on patient’s dental health. The paper presents some causes and consequences of dental fear on patient’s dental health, and some considerations on psychological interventions meant at reducing anxiety and fear… CONTINUE READING

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