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Acupuncture could help dental anxiety sufferers

Latest News A new study has revealed that acupuncture could help dental anxiety sufferers. Dental anxiety affects about a quarter of the UK population and can make trips to the dentist unbearable. The use of dental sedation has helped many people access the dental care they need. However, there could now be another possible ...

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Acupuncture ‘can help with dentistry anxiety’

People could reduce their anxiety about dentistry by having acupuncture. People who have a fear of the dentist's office could reduce their dental anxiety by undergoing acupuncture treatments, it has been claimed. According to Cathy Wong in her blog for Alt Medicine, 16 women and four men who were anxious about dentistry were given a ...

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Acupuncture ‘can ease dentistry fears’

Acupuncture could be of use in reducing anxiety. People worried about emergency dentistry treatments might like to have acupuncture sessions in order to reduce their anxiety, it has been stated. A study by researchers from Sheffield and Denmark showed that in the majority of cases, anxiety levels can be reduced following acupuncture, as the ...

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‘Rest and relax’ at the dentist’s office

The dentist's office is to become more relaxing. Patients are being urged to "rest and relax" at the dentist's office rather than to feel nervous, it has been claimed. The Manila Bulletin reported times are changing and people now expect more out of a visit to their dentist than just the medical expertise on ...

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High-tech tool ‘makes dentist’s chair less stressful’

The dentist's chair is not as scary. Improvements in technology in the dentist's office are making the prospect of sitting in the chair less daunting, it has been claimed. Gone are the days when a person would be drilled for hours at a time or be made to sit in uncomfortable positions while the ...

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Psychological issues ‘linked to dentistry fear’

Fear of dentist's office linked to background. A study has been carried out which has found a link between children who have psychological problems and fears over the dentist. Cosmetic Dentistry Guide reported research from the University of Gothenburg's Sahlgrenska Academy revealed children from turbulent family backgrounds are more likely to have a fear ...

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Don’t hate the dentist, expert urges

Dentists are nothing to fear, it has been stated. People have been urged not to hate visiting the dentist and instead to look forward to the trip. Dr Murali Srinivasan wrote in a blog for Health First that people should not be apprehensive about a check-up, as making regular appointments can ensure they maintain ...

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Drug to reduce dental recovery time created

New anaesthesia reversing drug has been developed. A new drug has been developed that can reduce by half the amount of time its takes for anaesthesia to wear off after dental treatments. King 5 reported the drug can help patients feel normal faster and reduce some of the side effects of anaesthesia after an operation, ...

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Trauma to teeth ‘greatest claim area for anaesthetists’

Teeth damage is the number one claim against anaesthetists. The most common claim against anaesthetists over the last ten years has been for patients who have had their teeth damaged by a laryngoscope, it has been revealed. Dentistry.co.uk reported medico-legal adviser Dr James Armstrong said the average payout for those who have ...

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Brits advised on avoiding dentist fears

Children can have their fears allayed about visiting the dentist. People across the UK have been advised of three of the best ways to ensure children do not develop a fear of going to the dentist's office by a national newspaper. The Mirror reported that firstly, parents should tell children what to expect from ...

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