Archive for the ‘Dental Phobia’ Category

Cost is the biggest barrier to dental patients in the US, survey reveals

Cost is the biggest barrier to dental patients in the US, survey reveals

A new survey has revealed that cost is the biggest barrier to dental patients in the US. Many people may assume that patients swerve regular appointments due to fear of the dentist or struggling to find time to get to the dental office. However, a new healthcare survey suggests that expense is the most common […]


Glasgow dental patient thanks life-saving dentist after crippling toothache turns out to be a tumour

Glasgow dental patient thanks life-saving dentist after crippling toothache turns out to be a tumour

A dental patient from Glasgow has thanked his dentist for saving his life. William Murdoch, 53, is due to have surgery to remove a cancerous lump, which was discovered after he visited his dentist with crippling toothache. Mr Murdoch, a butcher, decided to go to the dentist after developing severe toothache. His dentist, Catriona Amadel, […]


Paediatric Dental Sedation: What about It?

Paediatric Dental Sedation: What about It?

Prior to now, sedation dentistry has not been a part of dental practices. It has only been in recent times that more dental practitioners are incorporating sedation into their dental practices and are undertaking and completing the requirements needed to do so. Until recently, sedation dentistry was in use mainly for third molar removal and […]


New Study Suggests Genetics Could Play a Role in Dental Anxiety

New Study Suggests Genetics Could Play a Role in Dental Anxiety

A new study has suggested that a fear of the dentist could be down to genetics. Researchers from West Virginia University discovered that dental anxiety could be linked to genes you inherit from your parents. There also appears to be a link between genes related to a fear of pain and anxiety about going to […]


Cartoons Could Hold the Key to Helping Children Combat Dental Anxiety

Cartoons Could Hold the Key to Helping Children Combat Dental Anxiety

A new study has suggested that watching cartoons could help children to combat dental anxiety. Research published in Acta Odontologia Scandinavica showed that children offered a distraction in the form of television cartoons were more likely to suffer from dental anxiety than those who had no distraction. Researchers divided a group of 56 children aged […]


Patient with Dental Phobia Shows Off £27,000 Miracle Makeover

Patient with Dental Phobia Shows Off £27,000 Miracle Makeover

A patient who suffered with dental phobia has shown off the results of a staggering £27,000 dental makeover. Rob Welton, a 32 year old snake handler from Bury, suffered from such profound anxiety that he avoided going to the dentist for years. Just two years ago, he had several missing teeth and the remaining ones […]


Poll Shows Half of Canadians Dread Going to the Dentist

Poll Shows Half of Canadians Dread Going to the Dentist

A new poll has revealed that half of Canadians dread going to the dentist. More than 25 percent of those polled would rather have dinner with their in-laws than pay the dental clinic a visit, while 1 in 7 said they would rather sit and watch paint dry. Fifteen percent of those surveyed hated the […]


Belfast Dentist Goes the Extra Mile to Treat Nervous Patients to a Relaxing Experience

Belfast Dentist Goes the Extra Mile to Treat Nervous Patients to a Relaxing Experience

It’s well known that most people dread going to the dentist, but Belfast dentist, Chris Gocher has gone out of his way to change the perception of the traditional dental surgery and ensure that patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their time with him. Mr Gocher, who is based at Galgorm Dental, which is set […]


Could Electrical Currents Spell the End of Dental Injections?

Could Electrical Currents Spell the End of Dental Injections?

Scientists in Brazil have developed a new technique that could spell an end to dental injections. Many patients feel anxious about going to the dentist because they have a fear of needles or injections, but a new method of preventing pain could make dental trips a lot less daunting in the future. Scientists at the University […]


New Research Suggests Phobic Dental Patients Benefit from CBT

New Research Suggests Phobic Dental Patients Benefit from CBT

New research carried out by a team at King’s College London suggests that people who suffer from dental phobia could benefit from cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). CBT is a form of talking therapy that helps people find effective ways of coping with situations that make them feel anxious. Researchers analysed the effect of CBT on […]