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Sunday, December 11, 2011

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Help Treat Patients With Dental Phobia

According to a study published in the latest issue of the British Dental Journal (BDJ), a single
session of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) could help individuals who suffer from severe
dental phobia to overcome their anxieties. ...

"Dental phobia is a serious problem because it deters some people from ever going to the dentist,
except when they are in severe pain. At this stage, they may require more invasive treatment than
might be the case if they went to the dentist regularly. Sadly, this cycle of anxiety,
non-attendance and pain is often repeated in the children of those with dental phobia, perpetuating
the problem and feeding another generation of oral health problems. ....... More

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