In the industrial nations, phobias are the most common kind of anxiety disorder. Over 50 million people in the USA and 10 million in the UK are thought to live with a phobia. They can affect people of any age, sex, and socioeconomic status.The National Institute of Mental Health estimated in 2011 that between 8.7% and 18.1% of Americans of all ages suffer from phobias.A much higher percentage of women suffer from phobias than men.
About five percent of people have severe dental fear, according to researchers from the Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden.Peolple with dental phobia tend to have fight or flight response
While the list of phobias is almost endless, we'll take a look at some of the most common phobias on the next slides.we'll take a look at some of the most common phobias on the next slides.we'll take a look at some of the most common phobias on the next slides.
It is quite a common phenomenon with human beings, when they do not wish to accept or meet with anything unfamiliar in terms of any situation or individual.
studies suggest that this is true for about 80 -85% of dental phobias. This not only includes painful dental visits, but also psychological behaviours such as being humiliated by a dentist.it is seen in people who have been sexually abused during dental treatment as a history.Pain caused by a dentist who is perceived as caring is much less likely to result in psychological trauma .
Phobias associated with dentistry
PRESENTED BY :
of a specific
y or situation
that leads to
is defined as an
mental, emotional, or
derived from a specific
Different phobias related to
FEAR OF UNKNOWN
FEAR OF DENTAL PROCEDURES
SENSITIVE GAG REFLEX
FEAR OF LOUD NOISE
Feeling Uncomfortable Lying Back In A Dentist's Chair
UNABLE TO BREATHE THROUGH NOSE
Fear of pain
It is a phenomenon in which with
patients do not wish to accept or
meet with anything unfamiliar in
terms of any situation.
How to overcome:In such patients first visit
counseling and tell show do
technique is advised.
FEAR OF DENTAL PROCEDURES
Many dental instruments look pointy and
HOW TO OVERCOME :
Education and communication is the key.
In treatment areas keep instruments, needle, and the syringe
out of patient’s sight
People with a sensitive
gag reflex may loathe
the part of the dentist's
visit where those tabs
are put in the mouth for
the dental X-ray. These
days, newer dentist
offices offer panoramic
Dental tools can be really
loud, and the noise can stir up
fear in some people.
HOW TO OVERCOME : Wear Earplugs
Noise cancelling head plugs
to block out sound.
Lying Back In A
Some people may be
uncomfortable with something as
simple as lying back in the
dentist's chair, due to a bad back
or some control issues.
HOW TO OVERCOME:A simple remedy may be for the
dentist to only put the patient
half-back so that it's more
comfortable or can provide with
Unable To Breathe
Through The Nose
Mouth breathers have phobia that they
wont be able to breathe during their
How to overcome :Nasal strips to help them breathe
Nitrous oxide to relax the patient
Fear due to
Previous bad experience.
Heard of bad experiences
from family or friends.
50-80% of dental fear and
anxiety happens during
Fear of pain is
Pain Control Methods
Nitrous oxide-oxygen sedation
Sedatives/anti anxiety meds
of dental phobia