Study: Virtual Reality Helps Ease Dental Anxiety

A recent study published in the journal Environment & Behaviour shows promise for the use of virtual reality in the treatment of anxious and fearful dental patients. According to a recent Science Daily article, a team of researchers at the Universities of Plymouth, Exeter and Birmingham teamed with the Torrington Dental Practice in Devon, England to determine if virtual experiences … Read More

Successful Treatment of Fearful Dental Patients

Did you know that up to 40% of people have some level of dental anxiety? Thankfully, advancements in sedation have allowed for easier treatment of fearful patients, and many dentists now use nitrous oxide (laughing gas) and oral or intravenous drugs in their offices. But the dental professionals at Tufts School of Dental Medicine, which happens to be the alma … Read More

Dental Fear More Common in Women

Many dental patients share the common bond of feeling extreme anxiety when going to the dentist.  It’s important for these individuals to know they are not alone, and women are more likely to have this fear.  According to the article “New Study of Extreme Dental Anxiety” by Dental Health Magazine found on WorldDental.org, research shows 10% of men questioned were … Read More

Dental Fear is More Common Than You May Think

Sedation dentistry has come leaps and bounds in the past few decades and with good reason.  Over 30% of Americans have a fear of going to the dentist according to sedationcare.com, mostly due to the fear of potential pain experienced from common dental procedures. A visit to the dentist can be a pleasant experience especially when you are upfront with … Read More