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How a nurse can help a patient overcome dentophobia?

DOI: https://doi.org/10.29296/25879979-2023-02-03

G.S. Brudyan(1), V.D. Mikhailov(2)
1-State autonomous institution of public health of the Moscow region
«Voskresensk Dental Polyclinic»
140209, Moscow region, Voskresensk, Zapadnaya str. 14,
2-State budgetary health care institution Leningrad Regional Clinical Hospital, e-mail: [email protected]

Although hospital visits are a necessary aspect of a healthy lifestyle, many people experience anxiety fear when they visit the dentist as well. This may be due to distressing experiences from a past visit, fear of pain or discomfort. As a result, many people avoid going to the dentist even if they have dental or jaw health problems. Dental phobia is a serious psychological problem that can lead to avoidance of necessary medical procedures, as a consequence not only the health of the teeth and gums will suffer, but also intensify psychological disorders associated with depression and low self-confidence.

dental anxiety
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psychological help in dentistry
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