Dentophobia 2011


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  • *One of the problems in defining dental phobia is that it is very similar to dental anxiety, which is much more widespread. From the limited research that is available, you may experience this phobia if you are generally an anxious person to begin with. Even if you've never had a bad dental experience, you may have heard enough horror stories from otheDentophobia, or fear of dentists, is a common phobia among people of all ages. It is sometimes related to iatrophobia, or fear of doctors, as well as trypanophobia, or fear of needles. Dentophobia may be mild or severe, and can eventually lead to devastating consequences. that have kindled the fear in you.
  • 1You feel tense or have trouble sleeping the night before a dental visit. 2You get increasingly nervous while you are in the waiting room.3 You feel like crying when you think of going to the dentist. The sight of dental instruments or of white coated personnel in the dental clinic — increases your anxiety. The thought of a dental visit makes you feel physically ill. 5You panic or have trouble breathing when objects are placed in your mouth during a dental appointment.
  • *Bad dental experiences in childhood can cause "primary trauma" and lead to anxiety so extreme, says Ward, that some patients start to cry the minute they sit in the chair. Some can't bring themselves to come in at all.
  • Causes of Dental Anxiety and PhobiaPeople develop dental anxieties and phobias for many different reasons.Pain — The fear of pain is most common in adults 24 years and older. This may be because their early dental visits happened before many of the advances in pain free dental procedures.Embarrassment — The mouth is an intimate part of the body. People may feel ashamed or embarrassed to have a stranger looking inside. During a treatment, the hygienist's or dentist's face may be just a few inches away. This can make people anxious and uncomfortable.Negative past experiences — Anyone who has had pain or discomfort during previous dental procedures is likely to be more anxious the next time around.
  • Imagine yourself in the situation for a tolerable time
  • Imagine yourself in the situation for a tolerable time
  • Imagine yourself in the situation for a tolerable time
  • Dentophobia 2011

    1. 1. Dentophobia<br />Hajer & Fatimah<br />1<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />What is Dentophobia<br />Definition<br />Symptoms<br />Causes<br />What is our program ?<br />Treatment<br />Conclusion<br />Reference<br />Question<br />2<br />
    3. 3. Definition<br />It is common phobia among people of all ages. <br /> It is very similar to dental anxiety.<br />It is related to Latrophobiaand Trypanophobia.<br />3<br />
    4. 4. 4<br />
    5. 5. Causes<br />5<br />
    6. 6. Causes<br />Negative past experiences <br />Embarrassment<br />Pain<br />6<br />
    7. 7. What is our program ?Systematic Desensitization<br />*What is Systematic Desensitization ?<br />7<br />
    8. 8. 8<br />Systematic Desensitization<br />A)Creating the Anxiety Hierarchy from the Dentist<br />1.Make an appointment.<br />2.Drive to the dentist.<br />3.Enter to hospital.<br />4. Wait in the waiting room<br />5.Enter to dentist Room. <br />6. Sit down in the patient chair.<br />7.Lying in the patient chair.<br />8. Work in your teeth<br />etc.<br />
    9. 9. 9<br />Systematic Desensitization<br />B)Relaxation Training and desensitization session<br />Step 1.<br />Induce relaxation using your preferred relaxation technique.<br />Step 2.<br />Read an appointment word <br />
    10. 10. 10<br />Systematic Desensitization<br />B)Relaxation Training and desensitization session<br />Step 3.<br />Imagine yourself on phone making <br />an appointment for a tolerable time<br />Step 4.<br />Stop imagining this phone call and determine the level of anxiety<br />Step 5.<br />Re-read the appointment word. Imagine yourself in the scenefor a tolerable time.<br />
    11. 11. 11<br />Systematic Desensitization<br />Relaxation Training and desensitization session<br />Step 6.<br />Stop and again determine your level of anxiety<br />Step 7.<br />Move on to the next item of your hierarchy. Repeat the above procedure for this next item<br />
    12. 12. Conclusion<br />12<br />What is Dentophobia<br />Definition<br />Symptoms<br />Causes<br />Our program ?<br />Treatment<br />” Systematic Desensitization”<br />
    13. 13. Reference<br /><br /><br /><br />How to Overcome a Fear of Dentists|<br /><br />13<br />
    14. 14. Question<br />14<br />
    15. 15. Thank you<br />15<br />