Anxiety- A Major Cause of Distress during Dental Procedures
Syeda Aafia Fathima*
Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India
*Corresponding Author: Syeda Aafia Fathima, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore, India.
Received: July 12, 2021; Published: August 07, 2021
The most horrible feeling in the world is anxiety, which we will not wish even for our enemy. Deterioration of oral health is due to avoidance of treatment because of dental anxiety which is a major problem faced by dentists. To develop a patient-centric treatment plan the dentist along with his/her team should first understand why the patient is anxious? Assessing the level of anxiety of the patient will help the dentist develop empathy towards the patient. In this article, we will be going through the causes, symptoms and effects of dental anxiety and ways to overcome it.
Keywords: Anxiety; Distress; Dental Procedures
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