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    Dental Phobia Can Be Tackled Through Talk Therapy

     teeth health smile dentist dentalphobiaTalk therapy will help people overcome their dental phobias by helping them replace negative thoughts with positive thoughts. They will make gradual steps to challenge their fears.

    Key takeaways:

    • Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) helps people to acquire the necessary skills to face their fears such as fear of injections. It is a short-term treatment that involves between 6 and 10 sessions.
    • People with dental phobias have been found to avoid visiting the dentist and are likely to have cavities and other dental problems.
    • CBT is more effective in combating dental phobia than use of sedation since it has a long lasting impact.

    Although the training is long lasting, Milgrom said, fear can return and some may need more coaching later. The degree of fear may depend on whether the person is primarily afraid of the dentist or has other psychological problems, he said.

    Read the full story here

    http://www.everydayhealth.com/news/talk-therapy-tackle-fear-dentist/

    Dr Nicholas Riley BDS 1996, MJDF 2012

    Nik qualified from Cardiff Dental School in 1996. He has always had a keen interest in clinical excellence, and further education. He recently gained his MJDF qualifications Nik dedicates much of his time to attending many world renowned courses in restorative, aesthetic and implant dentistry, so he can ensure that patients benefit from the most up to date solutions.

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