Abnormal fear or dread of visiting the dentist for preventive care or therapy and unwarranted anxiety over dental procedures.
True-false questionnaire made up of items believed to indicate anxiety, in which the subject answers verbally the statement that describes him.
The total of dental diagnostic, preventive, and restorative services provided to meet the needs of a patient (from Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982).
Feeling or emotion of dread, apprehension, and impending disaster but not disabling as with ANXIETY DISORDERS.
Dental methods involving the use of DENTAL HIGH-SPEED EQUIPMENT.
Persistent and disabling ANXIETY.
The psychological relations between the dentist and patient.
Pain in the adjacent areas of the teeth.
Use for articles concerning dental education in general.
Educational institutions for individuals specializing in the field of dentistry.
Individuals enrolled a school of dentistry or a formal educational program in leading to a degree in dentistry.
Removal of dental plaque and dental calculus from the surface of a tooth, from the surface of a tooth apical to the gingival margin accumulated in periodontal pockets, or from the surface coronal to the gingival margin.
Localized destruction of the tooth surface initiated by decalcification of the enamel followed by enzymatic lysis of organic structures and leading to cavity formation. If left unchecked, the cavity may penetrate the enamel and dentin and reach the pulp.
The practical application of physical, mechanical, and mathematical principles. (Stedman, 25th ed)
A subclass of alpha-amylase ISOENZYMES that are secreted into SALIVA.
A range of methods used to reduce pain and anxiety during dental procedures.
The optimal state of the mouth and normal functioning of the organs of the mouth without evidence of disease.
Techniques to reveal personality attributes by responses to relatively unstructured or ambiguous stimuli.
A drug-induced depression of consciousness during which patients respond purposefully to verbal commands, either alone or accompanied by light tactile stimulation. No interventions are required to maintain a patent airway. (From: American Society of Anesthesiologists Practice Guidelines)
A view of the world and the individual's environment as comprehensible, manageable, and meaningful, claiming that the way people view their life has a positive influence on their health.
An operation in which carious material is removed from teeth and biomechanically correct forms are established in the teeth to receive and retain restorations. A constant requirement is provision for prevention of failure of the restoration through recurrence of decay or inadequate resistance to applied stresses. (Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p239-40)
A state of increased receptivity to suggestion and direction, initially induced by the influence of another person.
Dental care for patients with chronic diseases. These diseases include chronic cardiovascular, endocrinologic, hematologic, immunologic, neoplastic, and renal diseases. The concept does not include dental care for the mentally or physically disabled which is DENTAL CARE FOR DISABLED.
"Decayed, missing and filled teeth," a routinely used statistical concept in dentistry.
Surgical procedures used to treat disease, injuries, and defects of the oral and maxillofacial region.
The surgical removal of a tooth. (Dorland, 28th ed)
The failure to retain teeth as a result of disease or injury.
Facilities where dental care is provided to patients.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of children, including the prevention of tooth diseases and instruction in dental hygiene and dental health. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
A richly vascularized and innervated connective tissue of mesodermal origin, contained in the central cavity of a tooth and delimited by the dentin, and having formative, nutritive, sensory, and protective functions. (Jablonski, Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992)
Persons trained in an accredited school or dental college and licensed by the state in which they reside to provide dental prophylaxis under the direction of a licensed dentist.
##### I apologize, but the term "Jordan" does not have a specific medical definition in the English language. It is primarily used as a personal name or to refer to the country in the Middle East.
The teaching staff and members of the administrative staff having academic rank in a dental school.
Dental care for the emotionally, mentally, or physically disabled patient. It does not include dental care for the chronically ill ( = DENTAL CARE FOR CHRONICALLY ILL).
Patterns of practice in dentistry related to diagnosis and treatment.
Insurance providing coverage for dental care.
Personnel whose work is prescribed and supervised by the dentist.
Services designed to promote, maintain, or restore dental health.
The study of laws, theories, and hypotheses through a systematic examination of pertinent facts and their interpretation in the field of dentistry. (From Jablonski, Illustrated Dictionary of Dentistry, 1982, p674)
Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.
The giving of attention to the special dental needs of the elderly for proper maintenance or treatment. The dental care may include the services provided by dental specialists.
Pathological processes involving the PERIODONTIUM including the gum (GINGIVA), the alveolar bone (ALVEOLAR PROCESS), the DENTAL CEMENTUM, and the PERIODONTAL LIGAMENT.
The curve formed by the row of TEETH in their normal position in the JAW. The inferior dental arch is formed by the mandibular teeth, and the superior dental arch by the maxillary teeth.
Maleness or femaleness as a constituent element or influence contributing to the production of a result. It may be applicable to the cause or effect of a circumstance. It is used with human or animal concepts but should be differentiated from SEX CHARACTERISTICS, anatomical or physiological manifestations of sex, and from SEX DISTRIBUTION, the number of males and females in given circumstances.
A film that attaches to teeth, often causing DENTAL CARIES and GINGIVITIS. It is composed of MUCINS, secreted from salivary glands, and microorganisms.
The room or rooms in which the dentist and dental staff provide care. Offices include all rooms in the dentist's office suite.
Data collected during dental examination for the purpose of study, diagnosis, or treatment planning.
Anxiety experienced by an individual upon separation from a person or object of particular significance to the individual.
The nonexpendable items used by the dentist or dental staff in the performance of professional duties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed, p106)
Personnel who provide dental service to patients in an organized facility, institution or agency.
Nonspecialized dental practice which is concerned with providing primary and continuing dental care.
An alloy used in restorative dentistry that contains mercury, silver, tin, copper, and possibly zinc.
Introduction of substances into the body using a needle and syringe.
Individuals who assist the dentist or the dental hygienist.
Anxiety disorders in which the essential feature is persistent and irrational fear of a specific object, activity, or situation that the individual feels compelled to avoid. The individual recognizes the fear as excessive or unreasonable.
Educational programs designed to inform dentists of recent advances in their fields.
Biocompatible materials placed into (endosseous) or onto (subperiosteal) the jawbone to support a crown, bridge, or artificial tooth, or to stabilize a diseased tooth.
I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Florida" is a geographical location and not a medical term or condition with a specific definition. It is the 27th largest state by area in the United States, located in the southeastern region of the country and known for its diverse wildlife, beautiful beaches, and theme parks. If you have any medical questions or terms that need clarification, please feel free to ask!
Radiographic techniques used in dentistry.
Presentation devices used for patient education and technique training in dentistry.
Hospital department providing dental care.
Educational programs for dental graduates entering a specialty. They include formal specialty training as well as academic work in the clinical and basic dental sciences, and may lead to board certification or an advanced dental degree.
The principles of proper professional conduct concerning the rights and duties of the dentist, relations with patients and fellow practitioners, as well as actions of the dentist in patient care and interpersonal relations with patient families. (From Stedman, 25th ed)
A self-reporting test consisting of items concerning fear and worry about taking tests and physiological activity, such as heart rate, sweating, etc., before, during, and after tests.
Individuals licensed to practice DENTISTRY.
Societies whose membership is limited to dentists.
A class of statistical methods applicable to a large set of probability distributions used to test for correlation, location, independence, etc. In most nonparametric statistical tests, the original scores or observations are replaced by another variable containing less information. An important class of nonparametric tests employs the ordinal properties of the data. Another class of tests uses information about whether an observation is above or below some fixed value such as the median, and a third class is based on the frequency of the occurrence of runs in the data. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed, p1284; Corsini, Concise Encyclopedia of Psychology, 1987, p764-5)
The field of dentistry involved in procedures for designing and constructing dental appliances. It includes also the application of any technology to the field of dentistry.
A systematic collection of factual data pertaining to dental or oral health and disease in a human population within a given geographic area.
A chronic endemic form of hypoplasia of the dental enamel caused by drinking water with a high fluorine content during the time of tooth formation, and characterized by defective calcification that gives a white chalky appearance to the enamel, which gradually undergoes brown discoloration. (Jablonski's Dictionary of Dentistry, 1992, p286)
The granting of a license to practice dentistry.
Facilities for the performance of services related to dental treatment but not done directly in the patient's mouth.
Depressive states usually of moderate intensity in contrast with major depression present in neurotic and psychotic disorders.
Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.
Materials used in the production of dental bases, restorations, impressions, prostheses, etc.
Studies in which a number of subjects are selected from all subjects in a defined population. Conclusions based on sample results may be attributed only to the population sampled.
Various branches of dental practice limited to specialized areas.
Amounts charged to the patient as payer for dental services.
Individuals responsible for fabrication of dental appliances.

A pilot study of the efficacy of oral midazolam for sedation in pediatric dental patients. (1/130)

Oral midazolam is being used for conscious sedation in dentistry with little documentation assessing its efficacy. In order to accumulate preliminary data, a randomized, double-blind, controlled, crossover, multi-site pilot study was conducted. The objective was to determine if 0.6 mg/kg of oral midazolam was an equally effective or superior means of achieving conscious sedation in the uncooperative pediatric dental patient, compared with a commonly used agent, 50 mg/kg of oral chloral hydrate. Twenty-three children in three clinics who required dentistry with local anesthetic and were determined to exhibit behavior rated as "negative" or "definitely negative" based on the Frankl scale were assessed. They were evaluated with respect to acceptance of medication; initial level of anxiety at each appointment; level of sedation prior to and acceptance of local anesthetic; movement and crying during the procedure; and overall behavior. The results showed that the group randomly assigned to receive midazolam had a significantly greater initial level of anxiety for that appointment (P < 0.02), a finding that could clearly confound further determination of the efficacy of these drugs. Patients given oral midazolam had an increased level of sedation prior to the administration of local anesthetic compared with those given chloral hydrate (P < 0.015). No statistically significant differences were noted in any of the other parameters. The age of the patient was found to have no correlation with the difference in overall behavior (r = -0.09). These preliminary data warrant further clinical trials.  (+info)

Intranasal midazolam plasma concentration profile and its effect on anxiety associated with dental procedures. (2/130)

The objectives of this study were to describe the serum concentration time profile for midazolam following intranasal administration to adult dental surgery patients and to ascertain the effect of midazolam on anxiety. Six female patients received a single 20 mg (0.32 to 0.53 mg/kg) dose of midazolam. Blood samples were collected at 5, 10, 20, 30, 45, and 60 min following dose administration. Midazolam plasma concentrations were determined by gas chromatography. Anxiety was evaluated using a 100-mm visual analogue scale. The maximum concentration of midazolam was reached 25.8 min (range 18 to 35 min) following dose administration. Maximum concentrations were variable. However, there was no relationship between the weight-adjusted dose and maximal concentration. Patients experiencing baseline anxiety exhibited a trend toward reduction in their measured anxiety score (P = 0.06). Plasma concentrations above the hypothesized minimum effective concentration for sedative effects were attained when midazolam was administered intranasally to adult dental patients.  (+info)

Dental fear among university students: implications for pharmacological research. (3/130)

University students are often subjects in randomized clinical trials involving anxiolytic and analgesic medications used during clinical dental and medical procedures. The purpose of this study was to describe a typical university student population available for research by using data from a mail survey. Subjects were 350 students chosen randomly from all enrolled, full-time, traditional students on the main campus at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. The aim was to determine the extent and nature of dental anxiety in this population. In addition, the relationships between subject willingness to receive dental injections and general and mental health and medical avoidance and medical fears were examined. The Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS) was used to measure dental anxiety. Dental anxiety was prevalent in this population; 19% of students reported high rates of dental fear. Thirteen percent of students had never had a dental injection. Students with no experience with dental injections were more reluctant than those with experience to receive an injection if one were needed. DAS scores were correlated with injection reluctance. Students who were reluctant to go ahead with a dental injection also reported poorer general and mental health than those who were less reluctant. These students also reported higher medical avoidance and medical anxiety scores. University students provide a rich source of potential subjects for clinical research. The student population, like the community at large, contains people with high levels of dental and medical fear.  (+info)

Dental anesthetic management of a patient with ventricular arrhythmias. (4/130)

During routine deep sedation for endodontic therapy, a dentist-anesthesiologist observed premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) on a 62-yr-old woman's electrocardiogram (EKG) tracing. The dentist was able to complete the root canal procedure under intravenous (i.v.) sedation without any problems. The dentist-anesthesiologist referred the patient for medical evaluation. She was found to be free from ischemic cardiac disease with normal ventricular function. The patient was cleared to continue her dental treatment with deep sedation. She subsequently continued to undergo dental treatment with deep intravenous sedation without incident, although her EKG exhibited frequent PVCs, up to 20 per minute, including couplets and episodes of trigeminy. This article will review indications for medical intervention, antiarrhythmic medications, and anesthetic interventions for perioperative PVCs.  (+info)

Factors predictive of anxiety before oral surgery: efficacy of various subject screening measures. (5/130)

Recruiting anxious people for analgesic and anxiolytic studies allows greater opportunities to study the positive effects of anxiolytic medication. The purpose of this study is to describe a population recruited for a study of anxiolytic medication using the third molar model and to evaluate the relative efficacy of different measures of dental anxiety as recruitment tools. A concerted effort was made to recruit anxious subjects. The following measures were tested: Corah's Dental Anxiety Scale (DAS), Kleinknecht's Dental Fear Survey (DFS), Litt's Oral Surgery Confidence Questionnaire (OSCQ), and Spielberger's State-Trait Anxiety Inventory. The influence of prior experience with tooth extractions on anxiety was also assessed. Subjects who had previously experienced tooth extraction reported higher anxiety before oral surgery than did subjects without such experience. DAS, DFS and state anxiety scores correlated with anxiety reported before oral surgery. However, OSCQ scores and trait anxiety were not related to anxiety reported before surgery. Linear regression indicated that the DFS predicted anxiety before oral surgery best of all measures that were used. Kleinknecht's DFS is thus recommended for use as a tool for recruiting anxious patients.  (+info)

Dental attendance in 1998 and implications for the future. (6/130)

The 1998 survey of Adult Dental Health in the UK was carried out under the auspices of the Office of National Statistics together with the Universities of Birmingham, Dundee, Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Wales. A key behavioural indicator in these decennial surveys is whether people say they go to a dentist for a regular dental check-up, an occasional dental check-up or only when they have trouble with their teeth. The proportion of dentate adults in the UK who report attending for regular dental check-ups has risen from 43% in 1978 to 59% in 1998. Older adults (over 55 years old) in 1998 were the most likely to say they attend for regular dental check-ups. Many younger adults (16-24) in 1998 said they went to a dentist less often than 5 years previously, they were also the least likely to say they attend for regular dental check-ups. Dental anxiety remains a problem for many dental patients but another factor of importance to many is their want to be involved in the treatment process and especially to be given an estimate of treatment costs.  (+info)

A joint approach to treating dental phobics between community dental services and specialist psychotherapy services--a single case report. (7/130)

A 41-year-old male patient presented at the local dental hospital requesting treatment under IV sedation, a treatment that he had had for the past 25 years. The patient was referred to the specialist psychotherapy services for cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and received a 1 hour course of therapy. He was then introduced to dental services, and at this visit had a check-up, OPG, and treatment planning discussion. At a subsequent visit he had local anaesthetic, three fillings, and a scale and polish. The patient is now able to return to general dental practice, after only a brief therapeutic intervention, and subsequent dental treatment. The present and future cost saving to the NHS is substantial compared with the treatment method initially sought by the patient.  (+info)

A randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, comparative study of topical skin analgesics and the anxiety and discomfort associated with venous cannulation. (8/130)

OBJECTIVES: To compare the effect of topical skin anaesthetic agents on the discomfort and anxiety associated with venous cannulation. DESIGN: Randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled, within subject, volunteer trial. METHODS: 20 healthy volunteers underwent venous cannulation on three separate occasions having received topical skin application of either 4% amethocaine gel (Ametop), 5% eutectic mixture of lidocaine and prilocaine (EMLA) or E45 cream (placebo). Visual analogue and verbal rating scales were used to assess pain and anxiety associated with the venous cannulation, and anticipated anxiety for future cannulation, under each drug condition. RESULTS: Subjects were aged 22-53 years (mean 32.8 years). The mean visual analogue scores (VAS) for discomfort were found to be significantly lower (p< 0.001) with Ametop (VAS = 18mm) and EMLA (VAS = 29mm) compared with the control (VAS = 38mm). There was a positive correlation (R2 = 72%, p<0.001) between discomfort and the predicted anxiety if cannulation was to be repeated with the same cream. With the placebo a positive correlation (R2 = 19.8%, p = 0.05) was found between the level of anxiety before cannulation and the level of discomfort recorded. CONCLUSIONS: Ametop and EMLA topical anaesthetic agents produce effective skin analgesia for venous cannulation. The use of topical analgesia can reduce perceived anxiety about future cannulation procedures. This has application in the management of anxious patients undergoing intravenous sedation, suggesting that topical analgesia prior to venous cannulation may significantly aid anxiolysis.  (+info)

Dental anxiety is a common feeling of fear or apprehension associated with dental appointments, treatments, or procedures. It can range from mild feelings of unease to severe phobias that cause people to avoid dental care altogether. Dental anxiety may stem from various factors such as negative past experiences, fear of pain, needles, or loss of control. In some cases, dental anxiety may lead to physical symptoms like sweating, rapid heartbeat, and difficulty breathing. It is important for individuals with dental anxiety to communicate their feelings with their dentist so that they can receive appropriate care and support.

The Manifest Anxiety Scale (MAS) is a psychological self-reporting measurement tool used to assess the level of anxiety in individuals. It was developed by psychologist Charles D. Spielberger and his colleagues in the 1950s as part of their research on anxiety and stress. The MAS measures the subjective experience of anxiety or feelings of tension, worry, and nervousness that an individual may be experiencing.

The MAS consists of a series of statements or items that describe various symptoms or manifestations of anxiety. Respondents are asked to rate how well each statement describes their own experiences on a scale, typically ranging from "not at all" to "very much." The total score is calculated by summing up the ratings for all the items, with higher scores indicating greater levels of anxiety.

It's important to note that while the MAS can provide useful information about an individual's subjective experience of anxiety, it should not be used as a standalone diagnostic tool. A comprehensive assessment by a qualified mental health professional is necessary for a proper diagnosis and treatment plan.

Dental care refers to the practice of maintaining and improving the oral health of the teeth and gums. It involves regular check-ups, cleanings, and treatments by dental professionals such as dentists, hygienists, and dental assistants. Dental care also includes personal habits and practices, such as brushing and flossing, that help prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

Regular dental care is important for preventing common dental problems like cavities, gingivitis, and periodontal disease. It can also help detect early signs of more serious health issues, such as oral cancer or diabetes, which can have symptoms that appear in the mouth.

Dental care may involve a range of treatments, from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures like root canals, crowns, bridges, and implants. Dental professionals use various tools and techniques to diagnose and treat dental problems, including X-rays, dental impressions, and local anesthesia.

Overall, dental care is a critical component of overall health and wellness, as poor oral health has been linked to a range of systemic health issues, including heart disease, stroke, and respiratory infections.

Anxiety: A feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome. In a medical context, anxiety refers to a mental health disorder characterized by feelings of excessive and persistent worry, fear, or panic that interfere with daily activities. It can also be a symptom of other medical conditions, such as heart disease, diabetes, or substance abuse disorders. Anxiety disorders include generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and phobias.

The dental high-speed technique is a method used in dentistry that involves the use of an air-driven handpiece, also known as a "high-speed" handpiece, to remove tooth structure quickly and efficiently during various procedures such as cavity preparation or tooth reduction for restorations. The term "high-speed" refers to the rotation speed of the bur (cutting tool) in the handpiece, which can reach up to 400,000 revolutions per minute (RPM). This technique allows dentists to complete treatments more efficiently and with greater precision compared to using slower-speed handpieces.

The high-speed technique is commonly used for:

1. Removing decayed tooth structure during cavity preparation
2. Reducing tooth size or shape prior to placing restorations, such as crowns, veneers, or inlays/onlays
3. Smoothing rough surfaces on teeth or restorations
4. Trimming or shaping excess material from dental restorations
5. Sectioning teeth for easier removal or extraction

When performing high-speed techniques, dentists must exercise caution to avoid damaging healthy tooth structure, pulp exposure, or causing patient discomfort. They typically use water coolant and/or air to reduce heat generation and minimize potential damage to the tooth. Additionally, high-speed handpieces are often equipped with a built-in spray system that helps wash away debris and maintain visibility during procedures.

In summary, the dental high-speed technique is a valuable tool in modern dentistry for efficiently and precisely removing tooth structure or shaping restorations using an air-driven high-speed handpiece.

Anxiety disorders are a category of mental health disorders characterized by feelings of excessive and persistent worry, fear, or anxiety that interfere with daily activities. They include several different types of disorders, such as:

1. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD): This is characterized by chronic and exaggerated worry and tension, even when there is little or nothing to provoke it.
2. Panic Disorder: This is characterized by recurring unexpected panic attacks and fear of experiencing more panic attacks.
3. Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD): Also known as social phobia, this is characterized by excessive fear, anxiety, or avoidance of social situations due to feelings of embarrassment, self-consciousness, and concern about being judged or viewed negatively by others.
4. Phobias: These are intense, irrational fears of certain objects, places, or situations. When a person with a phobia encounters the object or situation they fear, they may experience panic attacks or other severe anxiety responses.
5. Agoraphobia: This is a fear of being in places where it may be difficult to escape or get help if one has a panic attack or other embarrassing or incapacitating symptoms.
6. Separation Anxiety Disorder (SAD): This is characterized by excessive anxiety about separation from home or from people to whom the individual has a strong emotional attachment (such as a parent, sibling, or partner).
7. Selective Mutism: This is a disorder where a child becomes mute in certain situations, such as at school, but can speak normally at home or with close family members.

These disorders are treatable with a combination of medication and psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy, exposure therapy). It's important to seek professional help if you suspect that you or someone you know may have an anxiety disorder.

Dentist-patient relations refer to the professional relationship between a licensed dentist and their patient. This relationship is based on trust, communication, and ethical obligations. The dentist is responsible for providing competent and appropriate dental care while considering the patient's needs, preferences, and values. The patient, on the other hand, should be honest with their dentist regarding their medical history, oral health habits, and any concerns they may have. Effective dentist-patient relations are crucial in ensuring positive dental experiences, treatment compliance, and overall satisfaction with dental care.

A toothache is defined as pain or discomfort in or around a tooth, usually caused by dental cavities, gum disease, tooth fracture, or exposed tooth roots. The pain may be sharp and stabbing, throbbing, or constant and dull. It can also be aggravated by hot, cold, sweet, or sour foods and drinks, or by biting or chewing. Toothaches are serious and should not be ignored as they can be a sign of more significant dental issues that require immediate professional attention from a dentist.

Dental education refers to the process of teaching, training, and learning in the field of dentistry. It involves a curriculum of academic and clinical instruction that prepares students to become licensed dental professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, and dental assistants. Dental education typically takes place in accredited dental schools or programs and includes classroom study, laboratory work, and supervised clinical experience. The goal of dental education is to provide students with the knowledge, skills, and values necessary to deliver high-quality oral health care to patients and promote overall health and wellness.

"Schools, Dental" is not a recognized medical term or concept. It seems that there might be some confusion in the terminology used. If you are referring to "Dental Schools," they are educational institutions that offer professional training programs in dentistry, leading to a degree in dental surgery (DDS) or dental medicine (DMD).

If you meant something else, please clarify the term or concept, and I would be happy to provide more information.

I'm happy to help! However, I believe there may be a slight misunderstanding in your question. "Students, Dental" is not a medical term or definition. Instead, it likely refers to individuals who are studying to become dental professionals, such as dentists, dental hygienists, or dental assistants.

If you're looking for information about dental education or the field of dentistry, I would be happy to provide some resources or answer any questions you may have!

Dental scaling is a professional dental cleaning procedure that involves the removal of plaque, tartar (calculus), and stains from the tooth surfaces. This is typically performed by a dentist or dental hygienist using specialized instruments called scalers and curettes. The procedure helps to prevent gum disease and tooth decay by removing bacterial deposits that can cause inflammation and infection of the gums. Dental scaling may be recommended as part of a routine dental check-up or if there are signs of periodontal disease, such as red, swollen, or bleeding gums. In some cases, local anesthesia may be used to numb the area and make the procedure more comfortable for the patient.

Dental caries, also known as tooth decay or cavities, refers to the damage or breakdown of the hard tissues of the teeth (enamel, dentin, and cementum) due to the activity of acid-producing bacteria. These bacteria ferment sugars from food and drinks, producing acids that dissolve and weaken the tooth structure, leading to cavities.

The process of dental caries development involves several stages:

1. Demineralization: The acidic environment created by bacterial activity causes minerals (calcium and phosphate) to be lost from the tooth surface, making it weaker and more susceptible to decay.
2. Formation of a white spot lesion: As demineralization progresses, a chalky white area appears on the tooth surface, indicating early caries development.
3. Cavity formation: If left untreated, the demineralization process continues, leading to the breakdown and loss of tooth structure, resulting in a cavity or hole in the tooth.
4. Infection and pulp involvement: As the decay progresses deeper into the tooth, it can reach the dental pulp (the soft tissue containing nerves and blood vessels), causing infection, inflammation, and potentially leading to toothache, abscess, or even tooth loss.

Preventing dental caries involves maintaining good oral hygiene, reducing sugar intake, using fluoride toothpaste and mouthwash, and having regular dental check-ups and cleanings. Early detection and treatment of dental caries can help prevent further progression and more severe complications.

I am not aware of a specific medical definition for the term "engineering." However, in general, engineering refers to the application of scientific and mathematical principles to design, build, and maintain structures, machines, devices, systems, and solutions. This can include various disciplines such as biomedical engineering, which involves applying engineering principles to medicine and healthcare.

Biomedical engineering combines knowledge from fields like mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, chemistry, and materials science with medical and biological sciences to develop solutions for healthcare challenges. Biomedical engineers design and develop medical devices, artificial organs, imaging systems, biocompatible materials, and other technologies used in medical treatments and diagnostics.

In summary, while there is no specific medical definition for "engineering," the term can refer to various disciplines that apply scientific and mathematical principles to solve problems related to healthcare and medicine.

Salivary alpha-amylases are a type of enzyme that are secreted by the salivary glands in humans and other mammals. These enzymes play a crucial role in the digestion of carbohydrates, specifically starches and glycogen, by breaking down these complex molecules into simpler sugars such as maltose, isomaltose, and maltotriose.

Salivary alpha-amylases are part of a larger family of enzymes known as alpha-amylases, which also include pancreatic alpha-amylases that are secreted by the pancreas and play a similar role in digestion. However, salivary alpha-amylases have some unique properties, such as being more resistant to denaturation by heat and acid than pancreatic alpha-amylases.

Salivary alpha-amylases are also used as a biomarker in forensic science for the identification of individuals, as they exhibit variations in their protein structure that can be used to distinguish between different people. Additionally, changes in salivary alpha-amylase levels have been associated with various physiological and psychological states, such as stress, anxiety, and arousal.

Dental anesthesia is a type of local or regional anesthesia that is specifically used in dental procedures to block the transmission of pain impulses from the teeth and surrounding tissues to the brain. The most common types of dental anesthesia include:

1. Local anesthesia: This involves the injection of a local anesthetic drug, such as lidocaine or prilocaine, into the gum tissue near the tooth that is being treated. This numbs the area and prevents the patient from feeling pain during the procedure.
2. Conscious sedation: This is a type of minimal sedation that is used to help patients relax during dental procedures. The patient remains conscious and can communicate with the dentist, but may not remember the details of the procedure. Common methods of conscious sedation include nitrous oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedatives.
3. Deep sedation or general anesthesia: This is rarely used in dental procedures, but may be necessary for patients who are extremely anxious or have special needs. It involves the administration of drugs that cause a state of unconsciousness and prevent the patient from feeling pain during the procedure.

Dental anesthesia is generally safe when administered by a qualified dentist or oral surgeon. However, as with any medical procedure, there are risks involved, including allergic reactions to the anesthetic drugs, nerve damage, and infection. Patients should discuss any concerns they have with their dentist before undergoing dental anesthesia.

Oral health is the scientific term used to describe the overall health status of the oral and related tissues, including the teeth, gums, palate, tongue, and mucosal lining. It involves the absence of chronic mouth and facial pain, oral and pharyngeal (throat) cancers, oral soft tissue lesions, birth defects such as cleft lip and palate, and other diseases and disorders that affect the oral cavity.

Good oral health also means being free of decay, gum disease, and other oral infections that can damage the teeth, gums, and bones of the mouth. It is essential to maintain good oral hygiene through regular brushing, flossing, and dental check-ups to prevent dental caries (cavities) and periodontal disease (gum disease).

Additionally, oral health is closely linked to overall health and well-being. Poor oral health has been associated with various systemic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular disease, respiratory infections, and stroke. Therefore, maintaining good oral health can contribute to improved general health and quality of life.

Projective techniques are psychological tests used in clinical and experimental settings to assess an individual's personality, emotions, and motivations by tapping into their unconscious thoughts and perceptions. These methods present ambiguous stimuli, such as inkblots or pictures, to the subject, who is then asked to describe or interpret them. The theory behind projective techniques posits that individuals will unconsciously project their inner experiences and feelings onto these ambiguous stimuli, revealing aspects of their personality that may not be accessible through more structured testing methods. However, it's important to note that the interpretation of results from projective techniques can be subjective and may vary based on the training and expertise of the practitioner.

Conscious sedation, also known as procedural sedation and analgesia, is a minimally depressed level of consciousness that retains the patient's ability to maintain airway spontaneously and respond appropriately to physical stimulation and verbal commands. It is typically achieved through the administration of sedative and/or analgesic medications and is commonly used in medical procedures that do not require general anesthesia. The goal of conscious sedation is to provide a comfortable and anxiety-free experience for the patient while ensuring their safety throughout the procedure.

The "Sense of Coherence" (SOC) is a theoretical concept in the field of medical and psychological science, which refers to an individual's global orientation towards their own life and the stimuli they encounter in it. It is not a medical diagnosis or a specific symptom, but rather a measure of an individual's resilience and ability to cope with stressors and adversity.

The SOC is typically measured using a questionnaire developed by Aaron Antonovsky, and it consists of three components: comprehensibility, manageability, and meaningfulness. Comprehensibility refers to the extent to which one perceives their environment and experiences as making cognitive sense, or being predictable and explicable. Manageability refers to the belief that resources are available to meet the demands posed by these experiences. Meaningfulness refers to the motivation to invest energy in dealing with the challenges of life, and the belief that such efforts are worthwhile.

A strong SOC has been associated with better health outcomes, including lower levels of depression and anxiety, better quality of life, and improved coping skills. It is thought to act as a buffer against stress and adversity, helping individuals to maintain their physical and mental well-being in the face of challenging circumstances.

Dental cavity preparation is the process of removing decayed and damaged tissue from a tooth and shaping the remaining healthy structure in order to prepare it for the placement of a filling or a crown. The goal of cavity preparation is to remove all traces of decay and create a clean, stable surface for the restoration to bond with, while also maintaining as much of the natural tooth structure as possible.

The process typically involves the use of dental drills and other tools to remove the decayed tissue and shape the tooth. The size and depth of the preparation will depend on the extent of the decay and the type of restoration that will be used. After the preparation is complete, the dentist will place the filling or crown, restoring the function and integrity of the tooth.

Hypnosis is a state of highly focused attention or concentration, often associated with relaxation, and heightened suggestibility. In a clinical context, hypnosis is often used as a tool in hypnotherapy, to help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors, or to make positive changes to their thoughts, behavior, and physical well-being. It's important to note that hypnosis is not a state of unconsciousness or sleep, but rather a state of altered consciousness characterized by increased suggestibility and focused attention.

It's also worth noting that the definition of hypnosis can vary between different fields and perspectives. Some definitions emphasize the role of suggestion in shaping experience during hypnosis, while others focus on the importance of expectancy and belief. Additionally, there is ongoing debate about the precise mechanisms underlying hypnotic phenomena, with some researchers emphasizing social and psychological factors, while others highlight neurological and physiological changes associated with hypnosis.

Dental care for chronically ill refers to the oral health management and treatment provided to individuals who have chronic medical conditions. These patients often require specialized dental care due to their increased risk of developing oral health problems as a result of their underlying medical condition or its treatment. The goal of dental care for the chronically ill is to prevent and manage dental diseases, such as tooth decay and gum disease, in order to maintain overall health and quality of life. This may involve close collaboration between dental professionals, physicians, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the patient's oral health needs are being met in a comprehensive and coordinated manner.

I'm not aware of a medical definition for "DMF Index." The abbreviation "DMF" could potentially stand for many things, as it is used in various contexts across different fields. In the field of dentistry, DMF stands for Decayed, Missing, and Filled teeth/surfaces, which is a method for measuring dental caries or tooth decay. However, there is no standard medical definition for "DMF Index." If you could provide more context or specify the field of study or practice, I would be happy to help further!

Oral surgical procedures refer to various types of surgeries performed in the oral cavity and maxillofacial region, which includes the mouth, jaws, face, and skull. These procedures are typically performed by oral and maxillofacial surgeons, who are dental specialists with extensive training in surgical procedures involving the mouth, jaws, and face.

Some common examples of oral surgical procedures include:

1. Tooth extractions: This involves removing a tooth that is damaged beyond repair or causing problems for the surrounding teeth. Wisdom tooth removal is a common type of tooth extraction.
2. Dental implant placement: This procedure involves placing a small titanium post in the jawbone to serve as a replacement root for a missing tooth. A dental crown is then attached to the implant, creating a natural-looking and functional replacement tooth.
3. Jaw surgery: Also known as orthognathic surgery, this procedure involves repositioning the jaws to correct bite problems or facial asymmetry.
4. Biopsy: This procedure involves removing a small sample of tissue from the oral cavity for laboratory analysis, often to diagnose suspicious lesions or growths.
5. Lesion removal: This procedure involves removing benign or malignant growths from the oral cavity, such as tumors or cysts.
6. Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) surgery: This procedure involves treating disorders of the TMJ, which connects the jawbone to the skull and allows for movement when eating, speaking, and yawning.
7. Facial reconstruction: This procedure involves rebuilding or reshaping the facial bones after trauma, cancer surgery, or other conditions that affect the face.

Overall, oral surgical procedures are an important part of dental and medical care, helping to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions affecting the mouth, jaws, and face.

Tooth extraction is a dental procedure in which a tooth that is damaged or poses a threat to oral health is removed from its socket in the jawbone. This may be necessary due to various reasons such as severe tooth decay, gum disease, fractured teeth, crowded teeth, or for orthodontic treatment purposes. The procedure is performed by a dentist or an oral surgeon, under local anesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, ensuring minimal discomfort during the extraction process.

Tooth loss is the condition or process characterized by the disappearance or absence of one or more teeth from their normal position in the dental arch. This can occur due to various reasons such as tooth decay, periodontal disease (gum disease), injury, or aging. The consequences of tooth loss include difficulties in chewing, speaking, and adversely affecting the aesthetics of a person's smile, which may lead to psychological impacts. Additionally, it can cause shifting of adjacent teeth, bone resorption, and changes in the bite, potentially leading to further dental issues if not treated promptly.

A dental clinic is a healthcare facility that is primarily focused on providing oral health services to patients. These services may include preventative care, such as dental cleanings and exams, as well as restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, and bridges. Dental clinics may also offer specialized services, such as orthodontics, periodontics, or endodontics.

In a dental clinic, patients are typically seen by licensed dentists who have completed dental school and received additional training in their chosen area of specialty. Dental hygienists, dental assistants, and other support staff may also work in the clinic to provide care and assistance to patients.

Dental clinics can be found in a variety of settings, including hospitals, community health centers, private practices, and educational institutions. Some dental clinics may specialize in treating certain populations, such as children, elderly individuals, or low-income patients. Others may offer specialized services, such as oral surgery or cosmetic dentistry.

Overall, dental clinics play an important role in promoting oral health and preventing dental diseases and conditions. By providing access to high-quality dental care, dental clinics can help patients maintain healthy teeth and gums, prevent tooth decay and gum disease, and improve their overall quality of life.

Dental care for children, also known as pediatric dentistry, is a branch of dentistry that focuses on the oral health of children from infancy through adolescence. The medical definition of dental care for children includes:

1. Preventive Dentistry: This involves regular dental check-ups, professional cleaning, fluoride treatments, and sealants to prevent tooth decay and other dental diseases. Parents are also educated on proper oral hygiene practices for their children, including brushing, flossing, and dietary habits.
2. Restorative Dentistry: If a child develops cavities or other dental problems, restorative treatments such as fillings, crowns, or pulpotomies (baby root canals) may be necessary to restore the health and function of their teeth.
3. Orthodontic Treatment: Many children require orthodontic treatment to correct misaligned teeth or jaws. Early intervention can help guide proper jaw development and prevent more severe issues from developing later on.
4. Habit Counseling: Dental care for children may also involve habit counseling, such as helping a child stop thumb sucking or pacifier use, which can negatively impact their oral health.
5. Sedation and Anesthesia: For children who are anxious about dental procedures or have special needs, sedation or anesthesia may be used to ensure their comfort and safety during treatment.
6. Emergency Care: Dental care for children also includes emergency care for injuries such as knocked-out teeth, broken teeth, or severe toothaches. Prompt attention is necessary to prevent further damage and alleviate pain.
7. Education and Prevention: Finally, dental care for children involves educating parents and children about the importance of good oral hygiene practices and regular dental check-ups to maintain optimal oral health throughout their lives.

Dental pulp is the soft tissue located in the center of a tooth, surrounded by the dentin. It contains nerves, blood vessels, and connective tissue, and plays a vital role in the development and health of the tooth. The dental pulp helps to form dentin during tooth development and continues to provide nourishment to the tooth throughout its life. It also serves as a sensory organ, allowing the tooth to detect hot and cold temperatures and transmit pain signals to the brain. Injury or infection of the dental pulp can lead to serious dental problems, such as tooth decay or abscesses, and may require root canal treatment to remove the damaged tissue and save the tooth.

A dental hygienist is a licensed healthcare professional who works as part of the dental team, providing educational, clinical, and therapeutic services to prevent and control oral diseases. They are trained and authorized to perform various duties such as:

1. Cleaning and polishing teeth (prophylaxis) to remove plaque, calculus, and stains.
2. Applying fluoride and sealants to protect tooth surfaces from decay.
3. Taking dental radiographs (x-rays) to help diagnose dental issues.
4. Providing oral health education, including proper brushing, flossing techniques, and nutrition counseling.
5. Performing screenings for oral cancer and other diseases.
6. Documenting patient care and treatment plans in medical records.
7. Collaborating with dentists to develop individualized treatment plans for patients.
8. Managing infection control protocols and maintaining a safe, clean dental environment.
9. Providing supportive services, such as applying anesthetics or administering nitrous oxide, under the direct supervision of a dentist (depending on state regulations).

Dental hygienists typically work in private dental offices but can also be found in hospitals, clinics, public health settings, educational institutions, and research facilities. They must complete an accredited dental hygiene program and pass written and clinical exams to obtain licensure in their state of practice. Continuing education is required to maintain licensure and stay current with advancements in the field.

I'm sorry for any confusion, but "Jordan" is not a medical term or condition. It is most commonly known as the name of a country in the Middle East, as well as a personal name for both males and females. If you have any medical concerns or questions, I would be happy to try to help clarify or provide information based on appropriate medical terminology and concepts.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery (FDS) is a division or department within a medical or dental school that focuses on the study, research, and practice of dental surgery. The faculty may be responsible for providing undergraduate and postgraduate education and training in dental surgery, as well as conducting research in this field.

Dental surgery encompasses various procedures related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of diseases and disorders that affect the teeth, gums, and other structures of the mouth and jaw. This may include procedures such as tooth extractions, root canals, dental implants, and oral cancer surgery, among others.

The Faculty of Dental Surgery is typically composed of a group of dental surgeons who are experts in their field and have a commitment to advancing the practice of dental surgery through education, research, and clinical excellence. Members of the faculty may include professors, researchers, clinicians, and other professionals who are involved in the delivery of dental care.

Dental care for disabled refers to the specialized oral health services and treatments provided to individuals with physical, cognitive, or developmental disabilities. This type of dental care aims to prevent and manage dental diseases and conditions that can be more prevalent and challenging to treat in this population due to factors such as limited mobility, difficulty communicating, behavioral challenges, and the need for specialized equipment and techniques. Dental care for disabled may include routine cleanings, fillings, extractions, and other procedures, as well as education and counseling on oral hygiene and dietary habits. It may also involve collaboration with other healthcare providers to manage overall health and well-being.

Dentist's practice patterns refer to the typical habits, behaviors, and procedures followed by dental professionals when providing oral health care to patients. These patterns can encompass a wide range of factors, including:

1. Clinical Procedures: The types of dental treatments and services that a dentist routinely performs, such as fillings, crowns, root canals, extractions, cleanings, or orthodontic care.
2. Diagnostic Approaches: The methods used by the dentist to identify oral health issues, such as visual examinations, X-rays, or diagnostic tests.
3. Treatment Planning: How a dentist develops and communicates treatment plans to patients, including discussing various treatment options, potential risks and benefits, and costs.
4. Preventive Care: The emphasis placed on preventive dental care, such as regular cleanings, fluoride treatments, and patient education about oral hygiene practices.
5. Use of Technology: The adoption and integration of new technologies in dental practice, such as digital radiography, CAD/CAM systems for restorations, or 3D printing.
6. Referral Patterns: How often a dentist refers patients to specialists for more complex treatments, and which specialists they typically refer to.
7. Patient Communication: The manner in which a dentist communicates with patients, including explaining procedures, discussing treatment plans, and addressing concerns or questions.
8. Record Keeping: The systems used by the dentist to maintain patient records, including electronic health records (EHRs), treatment notes, and communication with other healthcare providers.
9. Infection Control: The practices and protocols in place to prevent the spread of infectious diseases within the dental practice.
10. Practice Management: The business aspects of running a dental practice, such as scheduling, billing, insurance management, and staffing.

Understanding dentist's practice patterns can provide valuable insights into the quality and consistency of dental care provided by different practitioners, as well as help identify areas for improvement in dental education, policy, and research.

Dental insurance is a type of health insurance specifically designed to cover the costs associated with dental care. It typically helps pay for preventive, basic, and major restorative procedures, including routine checkups, cleanings, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, and in some cases, orthodontic treatment.

Dental insurance plans often have a network of participating dentists who agree to provide services at pre-negotiated rates, helping to keep costs down for both the insured individual and the insurance company. The plan may cover a certain percentage of the cost of each procedure or have set copayments and deductibles that apply.

Like other forms of insurance, dental insurance plans come with annual maximum coverage limits, which is the most the plan will pay for dental care within a given year. It's essential to understand the terms and conditions of your dental insurance policy to make informed decisions about your oral health care and maximize the benefits available to you.

Dental auxiliaries are healthcare professionals who provide support to dentists in the delivery of oral healthcare services. They work under the supervision of a licensed dentist and perform tasks that require specific technical skills and knowledge. Examples of dental auxiliaries include dental hygienists, dental assistants, and dental lab technicians.

Dental hygienists are responsible for providing preventive dental care to patients, including cleaning teeth, taking x-rays, and educating patients on oral hygiene practices. They may also perform certain clinical procedures under the direct supervision of a dentist.

Dental assistants work closely with dentists during dental procedures, preparing instruments, mixing materials, and providing patient care. They may also perform administrative tasks such as scheduling appointments and managing patient records.

Dental lab technicians create dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures based on impressions taken by the dentist. They use a variety of materials and techniques to fabricate these devices with precision and accuracy.

It's important to note that the specific roles and responsibilities of dental auxiliaries may vary depending on the jurisdiction and local regulations.

Dental health services refer to medical care and treatment provided for the teeth and mouth. This can include preventative care, such as dental cleanings and exams, as well as restorative treatments like fillings, crowns, and root canals. Dental health services may also include cosmetic procedures, such as teeth whitening or orthodontic treatment to straighten crooked teeth. In addition to these services, dental health professionals may provide education on oral hygiene and the importance of maintaining good dental health. These services are typically provided by dentists, dental hygienists, and other dental professionals in a variety of settings, including private dental practices, community health clinics, and hospitals.

Dental research is a scientific discipline that focuses on the study of teeth, oral health, and related diseases. It involves various aspects of dental sciences such as oral biology, microbiology, biochemistry, genetics, epidemiology, biomaterials, and biotechnology. The main aim of dental research is to improve oral health care, develop new diagnostic tools, prevent dental diseases, and create better treatment options for various dental conditions. Dental researchers may study topics such as tooth development, oral cancer, periodontal disease, dental caries (cavities), saliva composition, and the effects of nutrition on oral health. The findings from dental research can help improve dental care practices, inform public health policies, and advance our understanding of overall human health.

A questionnaire in the medical context is a standardized, systematic, and structured tool used to gather information from individuals regarding their symptoms, medical history, lifestyle, or other health-related factors. It typically consists of a series of written questions that can be either self-administered or administered by an interviewer. Questionnaires are widely used in various areas of healthcare, including clinical research, epidemiological studies, patient care, and health services evaluation to collect data that can inform diagnosis, treatment planning, and population health management. They provide a consistent and organized method for obtaining information from large groups or individual patients, helping to ensure accurate and comprehensive data collection while minimizing bias and variability in the information gathered.

Dental care for the elderly, also known as geriatric dentistry, refers to the dental care services provided to meet the specific needs and challenges of older adults. As people age, they may experience various oral health issues such as:

* Dry mouth due to medication side effects or medical conditions
* Gum disease and periodontitis
* Tooth loss and decay
* Oral cancer
* Uneven jawbone or ill-fitting dentures

Dental care for the aged may include routine dental exams, cleanings, fillings, extractions, denture fittings, oral surgery, and education on proper oral hygiene. It is important for elderly individuals to maintain good oral health as it can impact their overall health and quality of life. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices can help prevent or manage these common oral health problems in the elderly.

According to the American Academy of Periodontology, periodontal diseases are chronic inflammatory conditions that affect the tissues surrounding and supporting the teeth. These tissues include the gums, periodontal ligament, and alveolar bone. The primary cause of periodontal disease is bacterial plaque, a sticky film that constantly forms on our teeth.

There are two major stages of periodontal disease:

1. Gingivitis: This is the milder form of periodontal disease, characterized by inflammation of the gums (gingiva) without loss of attachment to the teeth. The gums may appear red, swollen, and bleed easily during brushing or flossing. At this stage, the damage can be reversed with proper dental care and improved oral hygiene.
2. Periodontitis: If left untreated, gingivitis can progress to periodontitis, a more severe form of periodontal disease. In periodontitis, the inflammation extends beyond the gums and affects the deeper periodontal tissues, leading to loss of bone support around the teeth. Pockets filled with infection-causing bacteria form between the teeth and gums, causing further damage and potential tooth loss if not treated promptly.

Risk factors for developing periodontal disease include poor oral hygiene, smoking or using smokeless tobacco, genetic predisposition, diabetes, hormonal changes (such as pregnancy or menopause), certain medications, and systemic diseases like AIDS or cancer. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are crucial for preventing periodontal disease and maintaining overall oral health.

The dental arch refers to the curved shape formed by the upper or lower teeth when they come together. The dental arch follows the curve of the jaw and is important for proper bite alignment and overall oral health. The dental arches are typically described as having a U-shaped appearance, with the front teeth forming a narrower section and the back teeth forming a wider section. The shape and size of the dental arch can vary from person to person, and any significant deviations from the typical shape or size may indicate an underlying orthodontic issue that requires treatment.

"Sex factors" is a term used in medicine and epidemiology to refer to the differences in disease incidence, prevalence, or response to treatment that are observed between males and females. These differences can be attributed to biological differences such as genetics, hormones, and anatomy, as well as social and cultural factors related to gender.

For example, some conditions such as autoimmune diseases, depression, and osteoporosis are more common in women, while others such as cardiovascular disease and certain types of cancer are more prevalent in men. Additionally, sex differences have been observed in the effectiveness and side effects of various medications and treatments.

It is important to consider sex factors in medical research and clinical practice to ensure that patients receive appropriate and effective care.

Dental plaque is a biofilm or mass of bacteria that accumulates on the surface of the teeth, restorative materials, and prosthetic devices such as dentures. It is initiated when bacterial colonizers attach to the smooth surfaces of teeth through van der Waals forces and specific molecular adhesion mechanisms.

The microorganisms within the dental plaque produce extracellular polysaccharides that help to stabilize and strengthen the biofilm, making it resistant to removal by simple brushing or rinsing. Over time, if not regularly removed through oral hygiene practices such as brushing and flossing, dental plaque can mineralize and harden into tartar or calculus.

The bacteria in dental plaque can cause tooth decay (dental caries) by metabolizing sugars and producing acid that demineralizes the tooth enamel. Additionally, certain types of bacteria in dental plaque can cause periodontal disease, an inflammation of the gums that can lead to tissue damage and bone loss around the teeth. Regular professional dental cleanings and good oral hygiene practices are essential for preventing the buildup of dental plaque and maintaining good oral health.

A dental office is a healthcare facility where dental professionals, such as dentists, oral surgeons, and orthodontists, provide various dental treatments and services to patients. These services may include routine check-ups, teeth cleaning, fillings, extractions, root canals, crowns, bridges, implants, and orthodontic treatments like braces.

Dental offices typically have examination rooms equipped with dental chairs, dental instruments, and X-ray machines to diagnose and treat dental issues. They may also have a reception area where patients can schedule appointments, make payments, and complete paperwork.

In addition to clinical services, dental offices may also provide patient education on oral hygiene practices, nutrition, and lifestyle habits that can affect dental health. Some dental offices may specialize in certain areas of dentistry, such as pediatric dentistry or cosmetic dentistry.

Dental records are a collection of detailed documentation related to a patient's dental history and treatment. These records typically include:

1. Patient demographics: This includes the patient's name, date of birth, contact information, and other identifying details.
2. Dental charts: These are graphic representations of the patient's teeth and gums, noting any existing restorations, decay, periodontal disease, or other oral health conditions.
3. Radiographs (x-rays): These images help dentists visualize structures that aren't visible during a clinical examination, such as between teeth, below the gum line, and inside the jaw bones.
4. Treatment plans: This includes proposed dental procedures, their estimated costs, and the rationale behind them.
5. Progress notes: These are ongoing records of each dental appointment, detailing the treatments performed, the patient's response to treatment, and any home care instructions given.
6. Medical history: This includes any systemic health conditions that could impact dental treatment, such as diabetes or heart disease, as well as medications being taken.
7. Consent forms: These are documents signed by the patient (or their legal guardian) giving permission for specific treatments.
8. Communication notes: Any correspondence between dental professionals regarding the patient's care.

Dental records play a crucial role in continuity of care, allowing dentists to track changes in a patient's oral health over time and make informed treatment decisions. They are also important for medicolegal reasons, providing evidence in case of malpractice claims or other disputes.

Separation anxiety is a condition in which an individual experiences excessive and disproportionate fear or distress when separated from a person or place that they are attached to. This condition is commonly diagnosed in children, but it can also affect adults. The anxiety experienced during separation may manifest as excessive worrying, crying, clinginess, panic attacks, or physical symptoms such as nausea, headaches, or rapid heartbeat. In order for a diagnosis of separation anxiety disorder to be made, the symptoms must cause significant distress and impairment in social, occupational, or other areas of functioning.

Dental equipment refers to the various instruments and devices used by dental professionals to perform oral health examinations, diagnose dental conditions, and provide treatment to patients. Here are some examples:

1. Dental chair: A specially designed chair that allows patients to recline while receiving dental care.
2. Examination light: A bright light used to illuminate the oral cavity during examinations and procedures.
3. Dental mirror: A small, angled mirror used to help dentists see hard-to-reach areas of the mouth.
4. Explorer: A sharp instrument used to probe teeth for signs of decay or other dental problems.
5. Dental probe: A blunt instrument used to measure the depth of periodontal pockets and assess gum health.
6. Scaler: A handheld instrument or ultrasonic device used to remove tartar and calculus from teeth.
7. Suction device: A vacuum-like tool that removes saliva, water, and debris from the mouth during procedures.
8. Dental drill: A high-speed instrument used to remove decayed or damaged tooth structure and prepare teeth for fillings, crowns, or other restorations.
9. Rubber dam: A thin sheet of rubber used to isolate individual teeth during procedures, keeping them dry and free from saliva.
10. Dental X-ray machine: A device that uses radiation to capture images of the teeth and surrounding structures, helping dentists diagnose conditions such as decay, infection, and bone loss.
11. Curing light: A special light used to harden dental materials, such as composite fillings and crowns, after they have been placed in the mouth.
12. Air/water syringe: A handheld device that delivers a stream of air and water to clean teeth and rinse away debris during procedures.

The term "dental staff" generally refers to the group of professionals who work together in a dental practice or setting to provide oral health care services to patients. The composition of a dental staff can vary depending on the size and type of the practice, but it typically includes:

1. Dentists: These are medical doctors who specialize in oral health. They diagnose and treat dental diseases, conditions, and disorders, and perform various procedures such as fillings, root canals, extractions, and crowns.
2. Dental Hygienists: These are licensed healthcare professionals who provide preventive dental care services to patients. They clean teeth, remove plaque and tartar, apply fluoride and sealants, take X-rays, and educate patients on proper oral hygiene practices.
3. Dental Assistants: These are trained professionals who assist dentists during procedures and perform various administrative tasks in a dental practice. They prepare patients for treatment, sterilize instruments, take impressions, and schedule appointments.
4. Front Office Staff: These are the receptionists, schedulers, and billing specialists who manage the administrative aspects of a dental practice. They handle patient inquiries, schedule appointments, process insurance claims, and maintain patient records.
5. Other Specialists: Depending on the needs of the practice, other dental professionals such as orthodontists, oral surgeons, endodontists, periodontists, or prosthodontists may also be part of the dental staff. These specialists have advanced training in specific areas of dentistry and provide specialized care to patients.

Overall, a well-functioning dental staff is essential for providing high-quality oral health care services to patients in a safe, efficient, and patient-centered manner.

"General practice dentistry" is a term used to describe the provision of primary dental care to patients of all ages. A general practice dentist provides a wide range of dental services, including preventative care (such as cleanings and fluoride treatments), restorative care (fillings, crowns, bridges), endodontics (root canals), oral surgery (extractions), periodontics (treatment of gum disease), prosthodontics (dentures, implants), and orthodontics (braces). They also diagnose and manage dental diseases and provide advice on oral health. General practice dentists aim to provide comprehensive and continuous care to their patients, coordinating with other dental and medical professionals as needed.

Dental amalgam is a commonly used dental filling material that consists of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. The mercury binds the other metals together to form a strong, durable, and stable restoration that is resistant to wear and tear. Dental amalgam has been used for over 150 years to fill cavities and repair damaged teeth, and it remains a popular choice among dentists due to its strength, durability, and affordability.

However, there has been some controversy surrounding the use of dental amalgam due to concerns about the potential health effects of mercury exposure. While the majority of scientific evidence suggests that dental amalgam is safe for most people, some individuals may be more sensitive to mercury and may experience adverse reactions. As a result, some dentists may recommend alternative filling materials, such as composite resin or gold, for certain patients.

Overall, dental amalgam is a safe and effective option for filling cavities and restoring damaged teeth, but it is important to discuss any concerns or questions with a qualified dental professional.

An injection is a medical procedure in which a medication, vaccine, or other substance is introduced into the body using a needle and syringe. The substance can be delivered into various parts of the body, including into a vein (intravenous), muscle (intramuscular), under the skin (subcutaneous), or into the spinal canal (intrathecal or spinal).

Injections are commonly used to administer medications that cannot be taken orally, have poor oral bioavailability, need to reach the site of action quickly, or require direct delivery to a specific organ or tissue. They can also be used for diagnostic purposes, such as drawing blood samples (venipuncture) or injecting contrast agents for imaging studies.

Proper technique and sterile conditions are essential when administering injections to prevent infection, pain, and other complications. The choice of injection site depends on the type and volume of the substance being administered, as well as the patient's age, health status, and personal preferences.

A dental assistant is a healthcare professional who works under the direction of a dentist and provides patient care, takes and develops x-rays, assists the dentist during procedures, performs infection control procedures, and helps with office management. They may also provide education to patients on oral hygiene and other dental health topics. Dental assistants must be trained and certified in many states and are an important part of the dental care team.

A phobic disorder is a type of anxiety disorder characterized by an excessive and irrational fear or avoidance of specific objects, situations, or activities. This fear can cause significant distress and interfere with a person's daily life. Phobic disorders are typically classified into three main categories: specific phobias (such as fear of heights, spiders, or needles), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder), and agoraphobia (fear of open spaces or situations where escape might be difficult).

People with phobic disorders often recognize that their fear is excessive or unreasonable, but they are unable to control it. When exposed to the feared object or situation, they may experience symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, trembling, and difficulty breathing. These symptoms can be so distressing that individuals with phobic disorders go to great lengths to avoid the feared situation, which can have a significant impact on their quality of life.

Treatment for phobic disorders typically involves cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which helps individuals identify and challenge their irrational thoughts and fears, as well as exposure therapy, which gradually exposes them to the feared object or situation in a safe and controlled environment. In some cases, medication may also be recommended to help manage symptoms of anxiety.

Continuing dental education (CDE) refers to the ongoing education and training that dentists and other oral health professionals engage in after completing their initial professional degrees. The purpose of CDE is to help these professionals stay current with advances in dental technology, research, and patient care so they can continue to provide the highest quality of care to their patients.

CDE programs may cover a wide range of topics, including new techniques for treating oral diseases, advances in dental materials and equipment, ethical issues in dental practice, and strategies for managing a successful dental practice. These programs may take many forms, such as lectures, workshops, seminars, online courses, or hands-on training sessions.

In most states, dentists are required to complete a certain number of CDE credits each year in order to maintain their licensure. This helps ensure that all dental professionals are up-to-date on the latest research and best practices in their field, which ultimately benefits patients by promoting better oral health outcomes.

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots that are surgically placed into the jawbone to replace missing or extracted teeth. They are typically made of titanium, a biocompatible material that can fuse with the bone over time in a process called osseointegration. Once the implant has integrated with the bone, a dental crown, bridge, or denture can be attached to it to restore function and aesthetics to the mouth.

Dental implants are a popular choice for tooth replacement because they offer several advantages over traditional options like dentures or bridges. They are more stable and comfortable, as they do not rely on adjacent teeth for support and do not slip or move around in the mouth. Additionally, dental implants can help to preserve jawbone density and prevent facial sagging that can occur when teeth are missing.

The process of getting dental implants typically involves several appointments with a dental specialist called a prosthodontist or an oral surgeon. During the first appointment, the implant is placed into the jawbone, and the gum tissue is stitched closed. Over the next few months, the implant will fuse with the bone. Once this process is complete, a second surgery may be necessary to expose the implant and attach an abutment, which connects the implant to the dental restoration. Finally, the crown, bridge, or denture is attached to the implant, providing a natural-looking and functional replacement for the missing tooth.

I'm not aware of any medical definition for the term "Florida." It is primarily used to refer to a state in the United States located in the southeastern region. If you have any specific medical context in which this term was used, please let me know and I will do my best to provide a relevant answer.

Dental radiography is a specific type of imaging that uses radiation to produce detailed images of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues surrounding them. It is a crucial tool in dental diagnostics and treatment planning. There are several types of dental radiographs, including:

1. Intraoral Radiographs: These are taken inside the mouth and provide detailed images of individual teeth or small groups of teeth. They can help detect cavities, assess periodontal health, plan for restorations, and monitor tooth development in children. Common types of intraoral radiographs include bitewing, periapical, and occlusal radiographs.
2. Extraoral Radiographs: These are taken outside the mouth and provide images of larger areas, such as the entire jaw or skull. They can help diagnose issues related to the temporomandibular joint (TMJ), detect impacted teeth, assess bone health, and identify any abnormalities in the facial structure. Common types of extraoral radiographs include panoramic, cephalometric, and sialography radiographs.
3. Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT): This is a specialized type of dental radiography that uses a cone-shaped X-ray beam to create detailed 3D images of the teeth, bones, and soft tissues. It is particularly useful in planning complex treatments such as dental implants, orthodontic treatment, and oral surgery.

Dental radiographs are typically taken using a specialized machine that emits a low dose of radiation. Patients are provided with protective lead aprons to minimize exposure to radiation. The frequency of dental radiographs depends on the patient's individual needs and medical history. Dentists follow strict guidelines to ensure that dental radiography is safe and effective for their patients.

Dental models are replicas of a patient's teeth and surrounding oral structures, used in dental practice and education. They are typically created using plaster or other materials that harden to accurately reproduce the shape and position of each tooth, as well as the contours of the gums and palate. Dental models may be used for a variety of purposes, including treatment planning, creating custom-fitted dental appliances, and teaching dental students about oral anatomy and various dental procedures. They provide a tactile and visual representation that can aid in understanding and communication between dentists, patients, and other dental professionals.

A "Dental Service, Hospital" is a specialized department or unit within a hospital that provides comprehensive dental care services to patients. This type of service is typically equipped with advanced dental technology and staffed by oral health professionals such as dentists, oral surgeons, orthodontists, endodontists, periodontists, and dental hygienists.

The dental services offered in a hospital setting may include preventive care, restorative treatments, oral surgery, prosthodontics (dentures and implants), periodontal therapy, endodontic treatment (root canals), orthodontic treatment, and specialized care for patients with medical conditions that affect their oral health.

Hospital dental services often provide care to patients who require complex or extensive dental treatments, have medical conditions that make it difficult to receive dental care in a traditional dental office setting, or those who are recovering from surgery or other medical procedures. They may also provide emergency dental care for patients with severe dental pain, infection, or trauma.

In summary, a "Dental Service, Hospital" is a specialized unit within a hospital that provides comprehensive dental care services to patients, typically offering advanced technology and staffed by oral health professionals.

"Dental, Graduate Education" refers to the post-baccalaureate programs of study and training that lead to an advanced degree in the field of dentistry. These programs are designed to prepare students for specialized dental practice, research, or teaching careers. Examples of graduate dental degrees include:

1. Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS): A professional doctoral degree that qualifies the graduate to practice general dentistry.
2. Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD): A professional doctoral degree equivalent to the DDS; awarded by some universities in the United States and several other countries.
3. Master of Science (MS) in Dentistry: An academic master's degree focused on research, teaching, or advanced clinical practice in a specific dental discipline.
4. Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Dental Sciences: A research-oriented doctoral degree that prepares students for careers in academia, research institutions, or the dental industry.
5. Specialty Training Programs: Postgraduate residency programs that provide advanced training in one of the nine recognized dental specialties, such as orthodontics, oral and maxillofacial surgery, or pediatric dentistry. These programs typically lead to a certificate or a master's degree in the respective specialty area.

Graduate dental education usually involves a combination of classroom instruction, laboratory work, clinical experience, and research. Admission to these programs typically requires a DDS or DMD degree from an accredited dental school and satisfactory scores on the Dental Admission Test (DAT).

Dental ethics refers to the principles and rules that guide the conduct of dental professionals in their interactions with patients, colleagues, and society. These ethical standards are designed to promote trust, respect, and fairness in dental care, and they are often based on fundamental ethical principles such as autonomy, beneficence, non-maleficence, and justice.

Autonomy refers to the patient's right to make informed decisions about their own health care, free from coercion or manipulation. Dental professionals have an obligation to provide patients with accurate information about their dental conditions and treatment options, so that they can make informed choices about their care.

Beneficence means acting in the best interests of the patient, and doing what is medically necessary and appropriate to promote their health and well-being. Dental professionals have a duty to provide high-quality care that meets accepted standards of practice, and to use evidence-based treatments that are likely to be effective.

Non-maleficence means avoiding harm to the patient. Dental professionals must take reasonable precautions to prevent injuries or complications during treatment, and they should avoid providing unnecessary or harmful treatments.

Justice refers to fairness and equity in the distribution of dental resources and services. Dental professionals have an obligation to provide care that is accessible, affordable, and culturally sensitive, and to advocate for policies and practices that promote health equity and social justice.

Dental ethics also encompasses issues related to patient confidentiality, informed consent, research integrity, professional competence, and boundary violations. Dental professionals are expected to adhere to ethical guidelines established by their professional organizations, such as the American Dental Association (ADA) or the British Dental Association (BDA), and to comply with relevant laws and regulations governing dental practice.

I cannot specifically provide a medical definition for "Test Anxiety Scale," as it is not a widely recognized or established medical term. However, I can give you some information about the concept of test anxiety and its measurement.

Test anxiety is a type of performance anxiety that occurs when an individual experiences excessive fear, worry, or stress before, during, or after taking tests or exams. It can negatively impact their cognitive functioning, memory recall, and overall academic performance. Test anxiety may manifest as physical symptoms (e.g., headaches, rapid heartbeat, sweating) and/or psychological symptoms (e.g., racing thoughts, feelings of panic, low self-esteem).

A Test Anxiety Scale is a standardized psychometric instrument designed to measure the severity of test anxiety experienced by an individual. These scales typically consist of a series of questions or statements that assess various aspects of test anxiety, such as cognitive worry, physical symptoms, and affective reactions. Respondents are asked to rate their agreement with each item on a Likert-type scale (e.g., 1 = strongly disagree, 5 = strongly agree). The total score provides an indication of the individual's overall test anxiety level.

Examples of Test Anxiety Scales include:

1. Sarason's Test Anxiety Scale (STAS)
2. The Test Anxiety Inventory (TAI)
3. The Cognitive and Somatic Anxiety Questionnaire (CSAQ)
4. The Westside Test Anxiety Scale (WTAS)
5. The Reactions to Tests Scale (RTS)

These scales are often used in research and clinical settings to assess the effectiveness of interventions aimed at reducing test anxiety or to identify individuals who may benefit from such interventions.

A dentist is a healthcare professional who specializes in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases and conditions that affect the oral cavity and maxillofacial region. This includes the teeth, gums, jaw, and related structures. Dentists are trained to provide a wide range of services, including:

1. Routine dental exams and cleanings
2. Fillings, crowns, and other restorative treatments
3. Root canals and extractions
4. Dental implants and dentures
5. Orthodontic treatment (braces, aligners)
6. Treatment of gum disease
7. Oral cancer screenings
8. Cosmetic dental procedures (teeth whitening, veneers)
9. Management of temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ)
10. Emergency dental care

To become a dentist, one must complete a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) or Doctor of Medical Dentistry (DMD) degree from an accredited dental school and pass written and clinical exams to obtain licensure in their state. Many dentists also choose to specialize in a particular area of dentistry, such as orthodontics, oral surgery, or pediatric dentistry, by completing additional training and residency programs.

A dental society is a professional organization composed of dentists who have come together to promote and advance the practice of dentistry. These societies can be local, regional, national or international in scope and may include general dentists as well as specialists in various fields of dentistry. The members of dental societies often engage in continuing education, advocacy, research, and community service activities to improve oral health and the delivery of dental care. Additionally, dental societies may establish guidelines for ethical practice and provide resources and support for their members.

Nonparametric statistics is a branch of statistics that does not rely on assumptions about the distribution of variables in the population from which the sample is drawn. In contrast to parametric methods, nonparametric techniques make fewer assumptions about the data and are therefore more flexible in their application. Nonparametric tests are often used when the data do not meet the assumptions required for parametric tests, such as normality or equal variances.

Nonparametric statistical methods include tests such as the Wilcoxon rank-sum test (also known as the Mann-Whitney U test) for comparing two independent groups, the Wilcoxon signed-rank test for comparing two related groups, and the Kruskal-Wallis test for comparing more than two independent groups. These tests use the ranks of the data rather than the actual values to make comparisons, which allows them to be used with ordinal or continuous data that do not meet the assumptions of parametric tests.

Overall, nonparametric statistics provide a useful set of tools for analyzing data in situations where the assumptions of parametric methods are not met, and can help researchers draw valid conclusions from their data even when the data are not normally distributed or have other characteristics that violate the assumptions of parametric tests.

Dental technology refers to the application of science and engineering in dentistry to prevent, diagnose, and treat dental diseases and conditions. It involves the use of various equipment, materials, and techniques to improve oral health and enhance the delivery of dental care. Some examples of dental technology include:

1. Digital radiography: This technology uses digital sensors instead of traditional X-ray films to produce images of the teeth and supporting structures. It provides higher quality images, reduces radiation exposure, and allows for easier storage and sharing of images.
2. CAD/CAM dentistry: Computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology is used to design and fabricate dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and veneers in a single appointment. This technology allows for more precise and efficient production of dental restorations.
3. Dental implants: These are artificial tooth roots that are placed into the jawbone to replace missing teeth. They provide a stable foundation for dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, and dentures.
4. Intraoral cameras: These are small cameras that can be inserted into the mouth to capture detailed images of the teeth and gums. These images can be used for diagnosis, treatment planning, and patient education.
5. Laser dentistry: Dental lasers are used to perform a variety of procedures such as cavity preparation, gum contouring, and tooth whitening. They provide more precise and less invasive treatments compared to traditional dental tools.
6. 3D printing: This technology is used to create dental models, surgical guides, and custom-made dental restorations. It allows for more accurate and efficient production of dental products.

Overall, dental technology plays a crucial role in modern dentistry by improving the accuracy, efficiency, and quality of dental care.

Dental health surveys are epidemiological studies that aim to assess the oral health status and related behaviors of a defined population at a particular point in time. These surveys collect data on various aspects of oral health, including the prevalence and severity of dental diseases such as caries (tooth decay), periodontal disease (gum disease), and oral cancer. They also gather information on factors that influence oral health, such as dietary habits, oral hygiene practices, access to dental care, and socioeconomic status.

The data collected in dental health surveys are used to identify trends and patterns in oral health, plan and evaluate public health programs and policies, and allocate resources for oral health promotion and disease prevention. Dental health surveys may be conducted at the local, regional, or national level, and they can target specific populations such as children, adolescents, adults, or older adults.

The methods used in dental health surveys include clinical examinations, interviews, questionnaires, and focus groups. Clinical examinations are conducted by trained dentists or dental hygienists who follow standardized protocols to assess the oral health status of participants. Interviews and questionnaires are used to collect information on demographic characteristics, oral health behaviors, and attitudes towards oral health. Focus groups can provide insights into the perceptions and experiences of participants regarding oral health issues.

Overall, dental health surveys play a critical role in monitoring and improving the oral health of populations and reducing oral health disparities.

Dental fluorosis is a developmental disturbance of dental enamel caused by excessive exposure to fluoride during tooth development. It is characterized by hypomineralization of the enamel, resulting in various appearances ranging from barely noticeable white spots to brown staining and pitting of the teeth. The severity depends on the amount, duration, and timing of fluoride intake, as well as individual susceptibility. Mild dental fluorosis is typically asymptomatic but can affect the appearance of teeth, while severe cases may cause tooth sensitivity and increased susceptibility to tooth decay.

Dental licensure is the process by which a state or jurisdiction grants a dental professional the authority to practice dentistry within its borders. In order to obtain a dental license, individuals must meet certain education, examination, and other requirements established by the licensing body. These requirements typically include graduation from an accredited dental school, passing written and clinical examinations, and completion of continuing education courses.

The purpose of dental licensure is to protect the public by ensuring that dental professionals have the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to provide safe and effective dental care. Licensing boards are responsible for enforcing standards of practice and disciplining dentists who engage in unprofessional or unethical conduct.

It's important to note that dental licensure requirements may vary from state to state, so it's essential for dental professionals to familiarize themselves with the specific requirements of the state(s) in which they intend to practice.

Dental laboratories are specialized facilities where dental technicians create and manufacture various dental restorations and appliances based on the specific measurements, models, and instructions provided by dentists. These custom-made dental products are designed to restore or replace damaged, missing, or decayed teeth, improve oral function, and enhance the overall appearance of a patient's smile.

Some common dental restorations and appliances produced in dental laboratories include:

1. Dental crowns: Artificial caps that cover and protect damaged or weakened teeth, often made from ceramics, porcelain, metal alloys, or a combination of materials.
2. Dental bridges: Fixed or removable appliances used to replace one or more missing teeth by connecting artificial teeth (pontics) to adjacent natural teeth or dental implants.
3. Dentures: Removable prosthetic devices that replace all or most of the upper and/or lower teeth, providing improved chewing function, speech clarity, and aesthetics.
4. Orthodontic appliances: Devices used to correct malocclusions (improper bites) and misaligned teeth, such as traditional braces, clear aligners, palatal expanders, and retainers.
5. Custom dental implant components: Specialized parts designed for specific implant systems, which are used in conjunction with dental implants to replace missing teeth permanently.
6. Night guards and occlusal splints: Protective devices worn during sleep to prevent or manage bruxism (teeth grinding) and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMD).
7. Anti-snoring devices: Mandibular advancement devices that help reduce snoring by holding the lower jaw in a slightly forward position, preventing airway obstruction during sleep.
8. Dental whitening trays: Custom-fitted trays used to hold bleaching gel against tooth surfaces for professional teeth whitening treatments.
9. Specialty restorations: Including aesthetic veneers, inlays, onlays, and other customized dental solutions designed to meet specific patient needs.

Dental laboratories may be standalone facilities or part of a larger dental practice. They are typically staffed by skilled technicians who specialize in various aspects of dental technology, such as ceramics, orthodontics, implantology, and prosthodontics. Collaboration between dentists, dental specialists, and laboratory technicians ensures the highest quality results for patients undergoing restorative or cosmetic dental treatments.

Depression is a mood disorder that is characterized by persistent feelings of sadness, hopelessness, and loss of interest in activities. It can also cause significant changes in sleep, appetite, energy level, concentration, and behavior. Depression can interfere with daily life and normal functioning, and it can increase the risk of suicide and other mental health disorders. The exact cause of depression is not known, but it is believed to be related to a combination of genetic, biological, environmental, and psychological factors. There are several types of depression, including major depressive disorder, persistent depressive disorder, postpartum depression, and seasonal affective disorder. Treatment for depression typically involves a combination of medication and psychotherapy.

A cross-sectional study is a type of observational research design that examines the relationship between variables at one point in time. It provides a snapshot or a "cross-section" of the population at a particular moment, allowing researchers to estimate the prevalence of a disease or condition and identify potential risk factors or associations.

In a cross-sectional study, data is collected from a sample of participants at a single time point, and the variables of interest are measured simultaneously. This design can be used to investigate the association between exposure and outcome, but it cannot establish causality because it does not follow changes over time.

Cross-sectional studies can be conducted using various data collection methods, such as surveys, interviews, or medical examinations. They are often used in epidemiology to estimate the prevalence of a disease or condition in a population and to identify potential risk factors that may contribute to its development. However, because cross-sectional studies only provide a snapshot of the population at one point in time, they cannot account for changes over time or determine whether exposure preceded the outcome.

Therefore, while cross-sectional studies can be useful for generating hypotheses and identifying potential associations between variables, further research using other study designs, such as cohort or case-control studies, is necessary to establish causality and confirm any findings.

Dental materials are substances that are used in restorative dentistry, prosthodontics, endodontics, orthodontics, and preventive dentistry to restore or replace missing tooth structure, improve the function and esthetics of teeth, and protect the oral tissues from decay and disease. These materials can be classified into various categories based on their physical and chemical properties, including metals, ceramics, polymers, composites, cements, and alloys.

Some examples of dental materials include:

1. Amalgam: a metal alloy used for dental fillings that contains silver, tin, copper, and mercury. It is strong, durable, and resistant to wear but has been controversial due to concerns about the toxicity of mercury.
2. Composite: a tooth-colored restorative material made of a mixture of glass or ceramic particles and a bonding agent. It is used for fillings, veneers, and other esthetic dental treatments.
3. Glass ionomer cement: a type of cement used for dental restorations that releases fluoride ions and helps prevent tooth decay. It is often used for fillings in children's teeth or as a base under crowns and bridges.
4. Porcelain: a ceramic material used for dental crowns, veneers, and other esthetic restorations. It is strong, durable, and resistant to staining but can be brittle and prone to fracture.
5. Gold alloy: a metal alloy used for dental restorations that contains gold, copper, and other metals. It is highly biocompatible, corrosion-resistant, and malleable but can be expensive and less esthetic than other materials.
6. Acrylic resin: a type of polymer used for dental appliances such as dentures, night guards, and orthodontic retainers. It is lightweight, flexible, and easy to modify but can be less durable than other materials.

The choice of dental material depends on various factors, including the location and extent of the restoration, the patient's oral health status, their esthetic preferences, and their budget. Dental professionals must consider these factors carefully when selecting the appropriate dental material for each individual case.

"Sampling studies" is not a specific medical term, but rather a general term that refers to research studies in which a sample of individuals or data is collected and analyzed to make inferences about a larger population. In medical research, sampling studies can be used to estimate the prevalence of diseases or risk factors within a certain population, to evaluate the effectiveness of treatments or interventions, or to study the relationships between various health-related variables.

The sample for a sampling study may be selected using various methods, such as random sampling, stratified sampling, cluster sampling, or convenience sampling. The choice of sampling method depends on the research question, the characteristics of the population of interest, and practical considerations related to cost, time, and feasibility.

It is important to note that sampling studies have limitations and potential sources of bias, just like any other research design. Therefore, it is essential to carefully consider the study methods and limitations when interpreting the results of sampling studies in medical research.

Dental specialties are recognized areas of expertise in dental practice that require additional training and education beyond the general dentist degree. The American Dental Association (ADA) recognizes nine dental specialties:

1. Dental Public Health: This specialty focuses on preventing oral diseases and promoting oral health through population-level interventions, research, and policy development.
2. Endodontics: Endodontists are experts in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal treatments to save infected or damaged teeth.
3. Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology: This specialty involves the diagnosis and management of diseases that affect the oral cavity, jaws, and face, using clinical, radiographic, and microscopic examination techniques.
4. Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology: Oral and maxillofacial radiologists use advanced imaging technologies to diagnose and manage conditions affecting the head and neck region.
5. Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery: Oral surgeons perform surgical procedures on the face, jaws, and mouth, including tooth extractions, jaw alignment surgeries, and cancer treatments.
6. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Orthodontists specialize in diagnosing and treating dental and facial irregularities, using appliances such as braces and aligners to straighten teeth and correct bite problems.
7. Pediatric Dentistry: Pediatric dentists are trained to care for the oral health needs of children, including those with special health care needs.
8. Periodontics: Periodontists diagnose and treat gum diseases, place dental implants, and perform surgical procedures to regenerate lost tissue and bone support around teeth.
9. Prosthodontics: Prosthodontists are experts in replacing missing teeth and restoring damaged or worn-out teeth using crowns, bridges, dentures, and implant-supported restorations.

Dental fees refer to the charges that dentists or dental professionals bill for their services, procedures, or treatments. These fees can vary based on several factors such as:

1. Location: Dental fees may differ depending on the region or country where the dental practice is located due to differences in cost of living and local market conditions.
2. Type of procedure: The complexity and duration of a dental treatment will impact the fee charged for that service. For example, a simple teeth cleaning will have a lower fee compared to more complex procedures like root canals or dental implants.
3. Dental professional's expertise and experience: Highly skilled and experienced dentists may charge higher fees due to their superior level of knowledge and proficiency in performing various dental treatments.
4. Type of dental practice: Fees for dental services at a private practice may differ from those charged by a community health center or non-profit organization.
5. Dental insurance coverage: The amount of coverage provided by a patient's dental insurance plan can also affect the final out-of-pocket cost for dental care, which in turn influences the fees that dentists charge.

Dental fee schedules are typically established by individual dental practices based on these factors and may be periodically updated to reflect changes in costs or market conditions. Patients should consult their dental providers to understand the specific fees associated with any recommended treatments or procedures.

A dental technician is a healthcare professional who designs, fabricates, and repairs custom-made dental devices, such as dentures, crowns, bridges, orthodontic appliances, and implant restorations. They work closely with dentists and other oral health professionals to meet the individual needs of each patient. Dental technicians typically have an associate's degree or certificate in dental technology and may be certified by a professional organization. Their work requires a strong understanding of dental materials, fabrication techniques, and the latest advances in dental technology.

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  • There is also an inconsistency of provision of conscious sedation (CS) services available for people with dental phobia, which can lead to limited access and difficulty in addressing these patients' needs. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Study recommends psychological therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, which have the potential to enable individuals to overcome their dental phobia and attend primary care where they will have access to a fuller range of dental treatments. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Can hypnosis cure dental phobia? (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • Finding a supportive and caring dentist you like and trust is the key to overcoming dental phobia and fears. (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • Hypnosis isn't used that frequently for treating the actual dental phobia. (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • Normally, sedation can be a great way of dealing with a deep-seated needle phobia, because sedation can make you feel so relaxed that you're able to accept dental injections. (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • These questionnaires contain three modules assessing dental anxiety, phobia, fear, and feared dental stimuli. (health.mil)
  • How common is dental phobia? (dawsondental.ca)
  • Talk to your friends, family, and your dentist about your dental phobia. (dawsondental.ca)
  • For many, dental phobia stems from not knowing enough about dental procedures. (dawsondental.ca)
  • 2) People with severe dental phobia tend to avoid dental encounters until advanced dental disease necessitates emergency treatment, usually under general anesthetic. (dentalnews.com)
  • This type of phobia can range from mild to severe, and can cause shortness of breath, elevated heart rate and blood pressure, and other signs of anxiety, such as shaking or a sense of impending doom. (dentalvibe.com)
  • Although not all of those cases would be classified as dental phobia, a fear of the dentist is a very common issue that can lead to some very serious oral health problems. (dentalvibe.com)
  • Let's examine some of the causes of dental phobia, and what you can do to help your patients address it. (dentalvibe.com)
  • Dental anxiety is a serious concern in many people, and if not dealt with properly, it can develop into dental phobia, which is a different, more severe complication. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • For anyone suffering from dental anxiety or dental phobia, it is essential to be well informed about why it exists and what can be done to treat it. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Dental anxiety and dental phobia are different, but they have mostly the same causes. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • The following is everything one needs to know about both dental anxiety and dental phobia, including what they both are, what causes them and how you can overcome these issues. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • What is dental phobia? (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Dental phobia is very similar to dental anxiety in that it shows itself in the same manner. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • However, dental phobia is much more severe and can lead to one to not want to visit the dentist under any circumstance. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • The symptoms of dental anxiety may only consist of mild nervousness centered around a visit to the dentist, but one with dental phobia feel more drastic effects. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • In many instances, therapy to deal with the phobia may be necessary to overcome the extreme form of anxiety. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • In many instances, the cause of dental anxiety and phobia are apparent, such as a bad experience or embarrassment. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • However, there are some instances where the cause of dental anxiety and phobia may not be as noticeable. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Therefore, the best way to overcome dental anxiety and dental phobia is to treat and overcome the underlying fear. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Dental phobia is a more intense experience, with patients feeling an overwhelming, irrational fear of dental work. (carmodydentist.com)
  • The emotion can range from anything between simple anxiety to intense phobia. (flossdentalhouston.com)
  • Dental phobia can be triggered by any number of factors, such as fear of needles, having sensitive teeth, noise of the dental drills, a previous traumatic dental experience, and many others that are as unique and individual as our patients are. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • Many people procrastinate about getting the dental care they need because of uneasiness, anxiety or dental phobia. (triexceptional.com)
  • To learn more about options for managing dental phobia, or if you are in need of dental care and wish to schedule an appointment at our practice, please feel free to contact us online or by telephone today. (colinmortondds.com)
  • Notably, dental phobia is distinct from traumatophobia. (wikipedia.org)
  • The study at the Comprehensive Dentistry Clinic assesses anxiety levels by using self-reported measures of dental anxiety and satisfaction with care, as well as any missed appointments, Schmidt explained. (health.mil)
  • When a memory of a past dental experience or frightened feeling about dentistry persists, it can hold us back from our best oral health. (dentalphobia.com)
  • A lot of people feel the same way, and for them, All Dental Center is happy to provide help in the form of sedation dentistry. (alldentalcenter.com)
  • Why Choose All Dental Center for Sedation Dentistry? (alldentalcenter.com)
  • Sedation dentistry offers a safe, gentle, and proven way to help patients who frequently struggle with dental anxiety. (alldentalcenter.com)
  • Anxiety-Free Dentistry Starts With DentalVibe! (dentalvibe.com)
  • A world of opportunities for dental health awaits us in the new dentistry. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Using the old dentistry, dental care professionals did their best to provide a high quality of service given the state of knowledge and technology at that time. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Through advancements in treatment, research, and the desire of the dental care profession to do more and do it better, the new dentistry has emerged giving you a better smile. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • New dentistry treatment techniques and methods have considerably reduced the amount of time that the dental care now takes. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Comfort: Not only are the dental chairs and the dentistry office environment more comfortable and pleasant, improvements in the use of local anesthetics and new equipment provide more comfort than ever before. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Collaboration: The dental relationship is now based on the value that you can derive from your dentistry team and what you want for your dental future rather than just on the techniques and procedures your dentist can do. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • In some areas, there are dentists who practice sedation dentistry, which is where you get dental care under partial or full loss of consciousness. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • Harms says that most patients probably don't need sedation dentistry, but for those whose dental anxiety is so severe that they refuse to get dental care any other way, it may be an option. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • At Kaysville Family Dentistry, we can perform dental work on patients that are struggling with dental anxiety . (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • In our Kaysville dental office, we practice sedation dentistry that can be used to reduce and prevent dental anxiety. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • In this blog post, we will explore the reasons behind dental anxiety and provide reassurance by highlighting the advancements in dentistry that have created a welcoming and stress-free environment for patients. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Compassionate Dentistry: Modern dental practices understand the impact of dental anxiety and prioritize creating a compassionate and caring environment for patients. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Sedation Dentistry: Sedation dentistry offers a valuable solution for patients with severe dental anxiety or those undergoing complex procedures. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Embrace the positive changes in dentistry, prioritize your oral health, and take the first step toward overcoming dental anxiety. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Sedation dentistry ensures that the patient has a comfortable dental visit. (flossdentalhouston.com)
  • With sedation dentistry , a variety of methods can be employed to help you feel as comfortable as possible during each dental visit. (parkcitiesperio.com)
  • If fear has restricted you from receiving recommended dental care in the past, you'll be happy to know that sedation dentistry can assist you in moving forward. (parkcitiesperio.com)
  • It's also very important that you choose a dentist who will help you get over any fears or reservations you may have, most Blacktown dental clinic offer sedation dentistry services that make it easier for patients like yourself (who may be anxious) to undergo treatment. (westpointdental.com.au)
  • Thanks to incredible advances in dentistry, today's dental procedures are considerably briefer, less invasive, and often completely pain-free. (triexceptional.com)
  • Some people prefer sedation dentistry to manage their dental experience. (triexceptional.com)
  • Seeking family dentistry services can also be beneficial, as it creates a familiar and comfortable environment for individuals who experience dental anxiety. (torbramdental.com)
  • Additionally, we suggest sedation dentistry for patients who require extra assistance managing their anxiety during dental cleanings, exams, and dental treatments. (torbramdental.com)
  • Our family dentistry approach ensures a nurturing and supportive environment for patients of all ages, allowing them to feel at ease throughout their dental visits. (torbramdental.com)
  • Individuals can overcome their dental anxiety and maintain optimal oral health by implementing coping mechanisms, seeking professional support, and choosing a family dentistry practice. (torbramdental.com)
  • The study, Survey of treatment policies under conscious sedation at centres dealing with people with high levels of dental anxiety across the United Kingdom by Dr Ellie Heidari, Professor Tim Newton and Professor Avijit Banerjee, finds that 11% of the population may not be receiving the complex care they need. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Survey of treatment policies under conscious sedation at centres dealing with people with high levels of dental anxiety across the United Kingdom by E. Heidari, T. Newton and A. Banerjee, published in the British Dental Journal on Friday 27 April, 2018, https://www.nature.com/articles/sj.bdj.2018.265 . (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Our dental professionals are attentive to your needs and will find the most suitable sedation for you. (dawsondental.ca)
  • If you have dental anxiety, there is no psychological reason why you could not get dental implants , especially when you can obtain treatment from NYC sedation dentist Dr. Siegelman. (dentalphobia.com)
  • Dr. Louis Siegelman is not just a sedation dentist, he is a dental anesthesiologist. (dentalphobia.com)
  • To determine if you are healthy enough for sedation (most people are), we recommend that you schedule an appointment with our Utah dental office. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • We will meet with you to discuss the type of sedation that will be best for your procedure and the level of dental anxiety that you are experiencing. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • Thinking you need to find a sedation dentist so you will not miss any more of your dental appointments? (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • A sedation dentist can use different sedation techniques to relieve pain during a dental procedure. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Sedation DentistAs a sedation dentist, we offer patients who struggle with anxiety at the dentist an alternative. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • For many, a sedation dentist allows people to overcome their fears of visiting the dentist and get the dental help they need. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • For many, this can reduce their anxious feelings and enable them to overcome dental fears without sedation. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • Sedation techniques, ranging from mild to deep sedation, can help patients relax and feel at ease during dental visits. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Oral Sedation refers to medications that are taken by mouth prior to control anxiety and to promote relaxation. (parkcitiesperio.com)
  • Sedation is an option for any patient who feels anxious and wants to find an easier way to access dental care. (jcpidental.com)
  • Dentists may recommend various treatments, including cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), medication, or the use of sedation techniques to help patients overcome their dental fears. (torbramdental.com)
  • A study from the King's College London Dental Institute has found that dental patients suffering phobias, who constitute over 11% of the population[i], not only experience poorer oral health, but also may receive only basic dental care. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Phobic patients usually only get simple dental treatment, such as amalgam and tooth coloured filling, scaling and extractions. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • The study focuses on patients requiring complex dental procedures with multiple appointments. (health.mil)
  • Significant anxiety is relatively common for dental patients and can result in patients declining to show up for treatment, explained John Schmidt, a clinical psychologist at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School located at WRNMMC, and one of the two leads for the study along with Navy Cmdr. (health.mil)
  • Before their dental appointment, patients involved in the study are encouraged to meet with a facility dog that provides animal-assisted therapy at WRNMMC . (health.mil)
  • The hope is that having patients meet with a facility dog can "decrease the amount of pain medication needed, and increase the probability that the person will continue onto their next complex dental appointment," said Navy Hospital Corpsman Skylor Cervantes. (health.mil)
  • Many dental offices have web sites where you can learn about their practices, the type of services they offer, meet the staff and learn what values and goals the practice wants to achieve with patients. (colgate.com)
  • If you have found a few dental practices that look promising, ask friends and neighbors if they are patients or if they know anything about them. (colgate.com)
  • ABSTRACT The aims of this study were to evaluate possible relationships between trait anxiety, dental anxiety and the total number of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMFT) index of patients attending a dental school clinic. (who.int)
  • A sample of 558 patients was surveyed with the Turkish version of the Spielberger Trait Anxiety Inventory and Dental Anxiety Scale. (who.int)
  • The Canadian Dental Association says up to 22% of patients have extreme dental anxiety ! (dawsondental.ca)
  • patients needing dental care to replace failing or missing teeth also need to know that dental anxiety does not need to exclude them from the highest quality of care. (dentalphobia.com)
  • His dedication to stress-free dental care prompted him to complete years of advanced training and attain the level of skill necessary to treat the widest range of patients, including those with severe dental anxiety and those with cognitive or muscular disorders. (dentalphobia.com)
  • Patients interested in dental implant treatment have nothing to worry about but understanding how to take the best care of their new smile. (dentalphobia.com)
  • Adult patients awaiting dental treatment were screened for self-reported anxiety using an 11-point Likert scale. (energypsychologyjournal.org)
  • All patients reported a decrease in subjective anxiety, with a mean pretreatment score of 8.03 and a posttreatment score of 3.03. (energypsychologyjournal.org)
  • 11% to 22% of patients have extreme dental anxiety. (dentalnews.com)
  • 3) Although considerable evidence supports the use of behavioral interventions for lessening patient anxiety(4) and possibly mitigating practitioners' stress, the vast majority of patients with mild dental anxiety are treated without any formal attempt to manage their fear and anxiety. (dentalnews.com)
  • 7) How can we help the majority of our dental patients better manage their immediate preoperative mild-to-moderate anxiety? (dentalnews.com)
  • 1) The RR technique is ideally suited to the majority of patients who typically undergo dental treatment without premedication (anxiolytics, sedatives) or formal relaxation methods, yet suffer mild fear and anxiety before and during treatment. (dentalnews.com)
  • By removing amalgam fillings and facilitating safe detoxification of mercury, we can work with patients to help alleviate the symptoms of mercury toxicity, including depression and anxiety. (ericdavisdental.com)
  • Patients have never had more options for dental care, and they expect more than ever from healthcare providers. (dentalvibe.com)
  • Objective: To identify the presence or absence of anxiety through the feelings presented by patients in the moments prior to completion of the dental implant, and to characterize the study population for the variables: age, sex, marital status, education, family income, type housing, religion and religious practice. (bvsalud.org)
  • Methods: This was an epidemiological, descriptive, transversal and quantitative study conducted with 200 patients of the Center for Implantology Alfenas-CIALF and Institute Marcelo Pedreira, the Alfenas - MG. For data collection we used two instruments: characterization of the sample and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression / Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale. (bvsalud.org)
  • Conclusion: For the low percentage of anxiety found in this study, it can be inferred that there is, on the part of patients, knowledge and reasonable expectations on the subject, as well as on the objectives, advantages and benefits. (bvsalud.org)
  • The goal of this clinic is to teach patients coping strategies that will enable them to continue dental treatment. (tau.ac.il)
  • There are ways to handle anxiety in a successful and healthy manner that allow patients to see the dentist on a regular basis. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • Columbus dentist, Dr. Caves wants to help patients feel calm, confident and in control while they receive dental treatments. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • We never judge patients for their dental anxiety and want to work with you to help you feel calm and relaxed. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • They take the time to explain procedures, answer questions, and ensure that patients feel heard and supported throughout their dental journey. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Patients can discuss their anxiety with the dental team, enabling them to work together to develop personalized strategies for managing anxiety and ensuring a positive dental visit. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Distraction and Relaxation Techniques: Many dental practices offer distraction techniques to help patients relax during appointments. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • At FLOSS Dental - Midtown, the dental health and comfort of our patients are always our priority. (flossdentalhouston.com)
  • Patients with strong anxiety symptoms often opt for the oral sedative, which requires filling a prescription and having someone drive you in, because you will take the sedative roughly an hour before the procedure, from home. (jcpidental.com)
  • Nitrous oxide is an option for patients who need anxiety relief that wears off faster and requires less preparation, but some patients report it is not as effective for strong anxiety. (jcpidental.com)
  • Dr. Berning and Dr. Oetken have helped many patients successfully overcome their fears, so you can receive the vital dental care you need for maintaining a healthy, beautiful smile. (triexceptional.com)
  • For a small number of patients, dental anxiety can be severe and cause unpleasant symptoms such as a racing heart and panic attacks. (orthodonticsbyjackie.ie)
  • At Torbram Dental, we understand the importance of addressing dental anxiety and providing a comfortable experience for all our patients. (torbramdental.com)
  • Torbram Dental acknowledges the significance of these concerns and is committed to creating a comforting, supportive, and calming atmosphere for patients with dental anxiety. (torbramdental.com)
  • Our compassionate team is trained to handle anxious patients with utmost care and sensitivity, ensuring a relaxing environment for every dental cleaning appointment. (torbramdental.com)
  • Torbram Dental expresses, "We encourage our patients to communicate their dental anxiety to us so that we can address their concerns and create a personalized approach to their dental cleaning experience. (torbramdental.com)
  • Our dentists are experienced in employing cognitive-behavioral techniques to assist patients in changing their thought patterns and reactions to dental procedures. (torbramdental.com)
  • The aim of the study was to assess the oral health status and hygiene habits among adult patients with respect to their level of dental anxiety. (who.int)
  • Practical Implications: Dentists should be familiar with MI conditions as patients with MI may have greater unmet dental need. (cdc.gov)
  • Many patients with anxiety disorders experience physical symptoms related to anxiety and subsequently visit their primary care providers. (medscape.com)
  • Patients with anxiety disorders often show heightened amygdala response to anxiety cues. (medscape.com)
  • Are you considering hypnosis to help with dental fears, or would you like to share your experiences with hypnosis? (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • In fact, 5 to 8 percent of Americans are so afraid of going to the dentist that they avoid it altogether, says a recent study by the Dental Fears Research Clinic. (buildinggreatsmiles.com)
  • The staff at the practice will do whatever they can to reduce anxiety, allay fears, and provide painless, quick treatments. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Though it can be hard to talk about irrational fears with a stranger, we can take extra precautions during visits if fears and anxiety are communicated. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Everyone is different, so no one person has the exact same fears when it comes to a dental appointment. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • Sometimes a good option for easing dental anxiety is simply informing the dentist about your specific fears. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • How can I ease my fears about dental care without medication? (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • Another easy way to calm your fears is to visit our Kaysville dental office and meet with Dr. Jared Richardson prior to the actual appointment. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • Dental anxieties and phobias present themselves in a wide variety of ways, and specific fears vary from person to person. (carmodydentist.com)
  • It is important to acknowledge that these fears are valid and that dental professionals are well aware of them. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • However, the dental landscape has transformed, and modern dental practices are dedicated to alleviating these fears. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • One way to lower anxiety levels is for you to talk with your dentist about your fears. (amoresdental.com)
  • In this article, we will explore the insights provided by Valencia Higuera's article on dental anxiety, discussing various coping mechanisms and treatments available to help individuals overcome their fears and receive the necessary dental care they deserve. (torbramdental.com)
  • Moreover, open communication with the dental team can help alleviate fears and build trust. (torbramdental.com)
  • Anxiety sensitivity: Another reason to separate dental fears from blood-injury fears? (wikipedia.org)
  • Dental anxiety is described as state anxiety as it occurs due to the dental treatment procedure and is said to be related with negative expectations which are often linked to earlier traumatic experiences, negative attitudes in the family [3], fear of pain and trauma and perceptions of an unsuccessful and/or a painful previous dental treatment [4]. (who.int)
  • 2 To help streamline the process and reduce stress levels, dental professionals have turned to ProPaste One, a preassembled disposable prophy ring and paste combo that can help improve procedure setup and clinical efficiency. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • The more we can see ahead of time via imaging, the less time is needed to carry out the minor dental procedure. (dentalphobia.com)
  • It can be difficult to speak when you have a mouth full of dental tools, so talk with your dentist before your procedure about how you will communicate should you have any discomfort or pain. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • For example, that you will raise a hand should you feel any pain or sensation during a dental procedure. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • If you are having a dental procedure that requires anesthesia, rest assured that anesthesia is much more effective today than it was in the past. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • If you avoid the dentist due to fear of what a procedure may be like or simply do not enjoy dental work, give us a call. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • In our Kaysville, dental office, we can ensure that you are comfortable and relaxed, regardless of the dental procedure. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • Dr. Caves will also take the time to fully explain a dental procedure as well as answer any questions you may have. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • Dental anxiety may be mild to moderate, and often takes the form of a general sense of worry and apprehension when thinking about an upcoming procedure. (carmodydentist.com)
  • Although local anesthesia (such as Novocain) is the primary means of numbing the hard and soft tissues for most procedures, there are additional sedative solutions to reduce your apprehension and anxiety regarding the given procedure. (parkcitiesperio.com)
  • We will never say things to try and trick you, we will never recommend any unnecessary procedure, and we will always take your anxiety seriously. (smilesbydesignchicago.com)
  • Decide on some hand signals with your dental team before starting the procedure. (amoresdental.com)
  • It typically occurs when the mouth is opened wide (eg, biting into a large sandwich, during a wide yawn, or during a dental procedure). (msdmanuals.com)
  • Each appointment can be very painful and create a lot of anxiety. (health.mil)
  • When you schedule the appointment, mention that you have anxiety about this, and ask if you can meet with the dentist just to talk. (buildinggreatsmiles.com)
  • Listening to calming music throughout the appointment will help to reduce anxiety. (conejo-dental.com)
  • An excessive nervousness or apprehension that builds before a dental appointment is not uncommon among many Americans. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • Personal space is easily breached by a dentist, causing anxiety that makes people avoid an appointment for too long. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • You should never have to feel anxious or stressed about a dental appointment, or delay going to the dentist because of this. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • We take your fear of the dentist very seriously, and we do everything we can to help alleviate your stress, keep you comfortable throughout your dental appointment. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • We encourage you to stop by our dental office with your young child so he or she can become familiar with the dental environment prior to any appointment. (triexceptional.com)
  • Contact us to schedule an appointment to discuss your dental anxiety and how we can help. (amoresdental.com)
  • Dental anxiety is incredibly common, and not knowing what to expect at your orthodontic appointment can make it seem all the more intimidating. (orthodonticsbyjackie.ie)
  • Take the first step towards a stress-free dental cleaning experience by scheduling an appointment at Torbram Dental today. (torbramdental.com)
  • Making dental visits a positive experience for children can lay the foundation for a lifetime of good oral hygiene habits and positive dental health outcomes. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • Keeping the right supplies and equipment on hand can create a positive experience for children during dental visits. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • Nonetheless, most of us grin and bear our annual dental visits because they are generally a positive experience. (buildinggreatsmiles.com)
  • And the knowledge that regular dental visits are an important part of maintaining health is worth dealing with a small amount of discomfort. (buildinggreatsmiles.com)
  • And getting regular dental care visits with Choice Family Dental is vital to your oral health, so it's well worth the effort. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • A significant number of adults suffer from dental anxiety , making it harder to endure visits and stay on top of their oral hygiene. (jcpidental.com)
  • Whether you're afraid of going to the dentist or just uncomfortable, it can keep you from doing things that are in your best interest, like regular dental Blacktown visits and oral hygiene. (westpointdental.com.au)
  • Visiting a dental professional will not only help keep your teeth healthy and strong, but also set a positive precedent for future visits. (westpointdental.com.au)
  • If you are afraid of dental visits, you are not alone. (triexceptional.com)
  • Methods: The authors examined data regarding presence or absence of dental visits and unmet dental need in community-dwelling adults with MI from the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. (cdc.gov)
  • Understanding Dental Anxiety: Dental anxiety can stem from various factors, including past negative experiences, fear of pain, and feelings of vulnerability. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Understanding Dental Anxiety: According to Higuera's article, dental anxiety can stem from various factors, such as fear of pain, discomfort, or past traumatic dental experiences. (torbramdental.com)
  • Delta Dental has the largest network of dentists nationwide. (deltadental.com)
  • A first-of-its-kind study at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center is researching whether using facility therapy dogs in dentists' offices could reduce patient anxiety and improve outcomes for military dental treatment programs. (health.mil)
  • Data suggest that many dentists have difficulty both identifying dental anxiety(5) and treating it effectively. (dentalnews.com)
  • Thoroughness: Advances in assessment and diagnosis now enable dentists to make thorough evaluations of your overall dental and oral health. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Dentists can tailor the dental experience to meet individual needs by building a trusting relationship. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Anxiety disorders are composed of state and trait anxiety. (who.int)
  • Journal of Anxiety Disorders. (wikipedia.org)
  • Those with mood or anxiety disorders were most likely to report having an unmet dental need (P (cdc.gov)
  • Anxiety disorders are composed of ThestudywascarriedoutbetweenOc- itemisratedona4-pointscale:1(al- stateandtraitanxiety.Stateanxietyis tober2006andMarch2007attheoral mostnever),2(sometimes),3(often) atransitoryemotionalconditionthat diagnosisclinicofGaziUniversityDen- and4(almostalways).Anxiety-absent variesinintensityandfluctuatesover talSchool,auniversitythatservesalarge itemsarescoredinreverseduringthe time,whereastraitanxietyisapersonal- groupofpatientsconsistingofcivilserv- calculationofindividuals'totalscores. (who.int)
  • Anxiety disorders are common psychiatric disorders. (medscape.com)
  • Despite the high prevalence rates of these anxiety disorders, they often are underrecognized and undertreated clinical problems. (medscape.com)
  • [ 1 ] anxiety disorders include disorders that share features of excessive fear and anxiety and related behavioral disturbances. (medscape.com)
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder are no longer considered anxiety disorders as they were in the previous version of the DSM . (medscape.com)
  • Anxiety disorders appear to be caused by an interaction of biopsychosocial factors, including genetic vulnerability, which interact with situations, stress, or trauma to produce clinically significant syndromes. (medscape.com)
  • The brain circuits and regions associated with anxiety disorders are beginning to be understood with the development of functional and structural imaging. (medscape.com)
  • In the central nervous system (CNS), the major mediators of the symptoms of anxiety disorders appear to be norepinephrine, serotonin, dopamine, and gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA). (medscape.com)
  • Genetic factors significantly influence risk for many anxiety disorders. (medscape.com)
  • Environmental factors such as early childhood trauma can also contribute to risk for later anxiety disorders. (medscape.com)
  • The debate whether gene or environment is primary in anxiety disorders has evolved to a better understanding of the important role of the interaction between genes and environment. (medscape.com)
  • Most presenting anxiety disorders are functional psychiatric disorders. (medscape.com)
  • In fact, dental phobias can be so significant that some individuals even avoid seeing the dentist when they know something is wrong, such as a broken or missing tooth, severe pain while chewing, intense sensitivities to hot and/or cold substances, and various other concerns. (colinmortondds.com)
  • Before Sparkles would visit the dentist's office, Jenson would use self-hypnosis to control her anxiety. (rrobserver.com)
  • You aren't alone in feeling anxiety before a visit to the dentist's office. (dawsondental.ca)
  • Some people's fear of going to the dentist or getting dental procedures done is so severe that they lose sleep at night and worry excessively about what might happen at the dentist's office. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • Make it clear to yourself that the endeavor you are doing is for your own good - many people who decide to make a change in themselves deal with fear and anxiety. (onlinewomeninpolitics.org)
  • The clinic is designed to handle a variety of issues that arise in connection with dental treatment, such as fear and anxiety, increased gag reflex, perceived suffocation, fainting during treatment, hypersensitivity to anesthetics, etc. (tau.ac.il)
  • The brain amygdala appears key in modulating fear and anxiety. (medscape.com)
  • Rapid relaxation (RR) is a brief set of suggestions, given while applying topical anesthetic, to reduce anxiety during local anesthesia and subsequent dental treatment. (dentalnews.com)
  • More complex dental treatments, such as molar endodontic, crowns and bridges and implant replacement of missing teeth, are either never provided or referred to a specialist clinic. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • The planning and performance of dental implant treatment involve the use of 3D imaging. (dentalphobia.com)
  • Dental Implant. (bvsalud.org)
  • This is especially problematic in our military population as poor oral health care and missing dental treatments can directly impact mission readiness and deployment status for our war fighters," Schmidt said. (health.mil)
  • We understand that dental anxiety is a real factor in the lives of many people, so we have designed our treatments with technologies and techniques that minimize patient discomfort while maximizing results and patient experience. (smilesbydesignchicago.com)
  • This study assessed the associations between maternal mental health and dental anxiety level, dental caries experience, oral hygiene , and gingival status among 6- to 12-year-old children in Nigeria . (bvsalud.org)
  • Data collected included the independent (maternal mental health risk , depressive symptoms , and child 's dental anxiety ), and dependent (caries experience, oral hygiene status, and gingival health status ) variables. (bvsalud.org)
  • As for the children , 53 (3.8%) had caries, 745 (52.8%) had moderate to high dental anxiety , 953 (63.0%) had gingivitis and 36 (2.6%) had poor oral hygiene . (bvsalud.org)
  • Strong evidence shows that unhealthy diet and insufficient physical activity are among the major causal risk factors in coronary heart disease, cerebrovascular strokes, several forms of cancer, type 2 diabetes, hypertension, obesity, osteoporosis, dental caries, and other conditions. (who.int)
  • Many years of research have established that dietary factors are directly related to dental caries and erosion. (medscape.com)
  • [ 10 ] Evidence also shows that sport drinks may be increasing the incidence of dental erosion, which can precede caries in both child and adult athletes. (medscape.com)
  • Practice some ways to reduce anxiety, such as breathing techniques to help you relax. (trustedhealthproducts.com)
  • The comfort, relaxation, and happiness of the patient are the primary focus of any good dental practice. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Although formal dental-fear assessments are rarely used in clinical practice, recently, a 20-item questionnaire called the Dental Fear Survey has been shown to accurately predict patient anxiety during treatment and is recommended for routine clinical application. (dentalnews.com)
  • To run a successful dental practice, you have to stand out from the competition. (dentalvibe.com)
  • So, our belief that compassionate, gentle dental care is the only way to run a practice is no opinion…it is fact. (smilesbydesignchicago.com)
  • Please contact our anxiety-free dental practice today by calling 563-556-2711 to begin your journey to better dental health. (triexceptional.com)
  • Up to eight percent of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. (dentalvibe.com)
  • Highly invasive dental procedures account for higher anxiety levels as well as the expectation of visiting the dentist the next day. (bvsalud.org)
  • Our caring dentist and team understand that many people experience anxiety, fear and stress when visiting the dentist. (drcivils.com)
  • We know that dental anxiety and fear of visiting the dentist is all too real for some people. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • McIntosh Dental offers a number of options for helping to manage dental anxiety which make visiting the dentist stress-free. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • Professional Support and Treatment Options: Higuera's article emphasizes the importance of seeking professional help to manage severe dental anxiety. (torbramdental.com)
  • There are numerous reasons why people experience dental anxiety. (amoresdental.com)
  • Dentist in Chalfont Many individuals experience dental anxiety or fear, and it can often be a hurdle to maintaining optimal oral health. (highpointdental.com)
  • By clicking, you agree that you have read the information below, are accessing this information for purposes of determining treatment cost estimates for dental care services you are considering receiving, and will not use the information in this tool for a commercial or anti-competitive purpose. (deltadental.com)
  • The Dental Care Cost Estimator sometimes groups together, into 'treatment categories,' services that are often delivered together to address a particular dental problem. (deltadental.com)
  • this factor and certain healthcare policies and lack of funding might limit dental treatment options for this group. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • Dental Fear Central does not provide dental or medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • Ask your dental team to inform you about the type of dental treatment they recommend based upon your unique oral health needs. (colgate.com)
  • Anxiety towards dental attention and treatment can affect significantly children s oral health as well as the quality of dental treatment received. (bvsalud.org)
  • Children with previous dental experience showed higher anxiety levels as well as children of parents that report fear towards dental treatment. (bvsalud.org)
  • Predictability: New materials and advances in treatment provide you with opportunities to maintain your dental health throughout your life. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Fortunately, dental treatment has become a fairly exact science in modern times, eliminating much of the potential for pain. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • Are you considering dental anxiety treatment in the Carmel area? (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Simply discussing the dental treatment may put you at ease. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • When you feel comfortable and relaxed, you tend to respond more favorably to your treatment, and the dental team is able to function with a greater sense of confidence. (parkcitiesperio.com)
  • if these feelings of anxiety are not addressed, it will lead to avoidance of the dentist which in turn can lead to serious oral health problems often resulting in a need for more involved and expensive dental treatment down the line. (amoresdental.com)
  • Torbram Dental shares, "Torbram Dental provides a comprehensive range of treatment options for individuals with dental anxiety. (torbramdental.com)
  • As an added benefit, when you're in a completely relaxed state, treatment can often be performed more quickly and efficiently, potentially shortening your overall time in the dental chair. (colinmortondds.com)
  • PURPOSE: Dental anxiety is a common phenomenon influencing the relationship between a patient and a doctor as well as the course of treatment. (who.int)
  • Background: Mental illness (MI) affects approximately one in five U.S. adults, and it is associated with oral disease and poor dental treatment outcomes. (cdc.gov)
  • Overview of Dental Emergencies Emergency dental treatment by a physician is sometimes required when a dentist is unavailable to treat the following conditions: Fractured and avulsed teeth Mandibular dislocation Postextraction. (msdmanuals.com)
  • Mandibular Dislocation Mandibular dislocation is just one of several dental emergencies that require immediate treatment. (msdmanuals.com)
  • This measure also assesses emotional, behavioral, physiological, and cognitive components of the anxiety and fear response, Schmidt explained. (health.mil)
  • Psychological theories range from explaining anxiety as a displacement of an intrapsychic conflict (psychodynamic models) to conditioning (learned) paradigms (cognitive-behavioral models). (medscape.com)
  • It is understood that greater dental anxiety is associated with more decayed, missing and fewer filled teeth. (kcl.ac.uk)
  • To evaluate dental health status and oral hygiene, the following indices were used: total number of decayed, missing and filled teeth (DMF/T) as well as surfaces (DMF/S), approximal plaque index (API), oral hygiene index (OHI), debris index (DI) and calculus index (CI). (who.int)
  • Our Dental Care Cost Estimator tool provides estimated cost ranges for common dental care needs. (deltadental.com)
  • The Dental Care Cost Estimator provides an estimate and does not guarantee the exact fees for dental procedures, what services your dental benefits plan will cover or your out-of-pocket costs. (deltadental.com)
  • For more detailed information on your actual dental care costs, please consult your dentist or your Delta Dental. (deltadental.com)
  • To begin using the Dental Care Cost Estimator tool, click the Agree button below. (deltadental.com)
  • All of those matters are things that you should decide, in consultation with your dental care professionals. (deltadental.com)
  • Could dogs help improve military dental care? (health.mil)
  • Reducing dental fear is essential for children and adults, as dental fear can lead to avoiding necessary dental care, worsening oral health, and feelings of guilt, shame, and inferiority. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • Dental professionals can provide top-quality care while creating a positive and memorable patient experience. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • It allows our team to deliver excellent care while you stay completely calm and relaxed in the dental chair, allowing you to get the services you need without having to deal with stress. (alldentalcenter.com)
  • It has been proven over and over again that there are several measures that you can take as a consumer of dental care to create and maintain your dental health in collaboration with your dental team. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • A routine dental care plan refers to oral hygiene that a patient performs at home as well as preventative care performed by a dentist on a periodic basis. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • When a patient has gum disease, the need for dental care is even greater. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • For healthy teeth and gums, routine dental care is necessary. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • If you're afraid of going to the dentist, you should know that there are ways to quell dental anxiety and make your dental care experience a lot more tolerable. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • We will keep you informed about the entire process so that you can make decisions regarding dental care without experiencing any anxiety. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • When you visit our dental office, we can discuss ways that you can prevent experiencing anxiety while receiving dental care. (kaysvillefamilydentistry.com)
  • Dental anxiety is a condition in which a person has fear surrounding going to the dentist or receiving dental care at all. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Dental anxiety or fear of the dentist is one of the most common reasons people avoid routine dental care. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • In fact, some studies show that up to 75% of Americans experience some level of dental related fear and 20% avoid dental care because of it. (carmodydentist.com)
  • Don't let fear stand in your way of good dental care! (carmodydentist.com)
  • New Ridge Family Dental can help you get the care you need. (renodentalcare.org)
  • Fear of the dentist is a common concern that affects many people, preventing them from seeking the dental care they need. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Your smile deserves the care it needs, and dental professionals are here to support you every step of the way. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • When it comes to your dental health, there's really only one thing you can do: take care of your teeth. (westpointdental.com.au)
  • If dental anxiety is an issue for you, it makes sense to see your dentist regularly and take care of your dental needs before they grow large. (triexceptional.com)
  • Osler Dental Associates, P.A. can help you get the care you need. (oslerdentalassociates.com)
  • Dental anxiety is a common concern affecting many individuals when seeking dental care, including routine dental cleanings. (torbramdental.com)
  • Torbram Dental shares, "At Torbram Dental, we prioritize patient comfort and understand that dental anxiety can be a significant barrier to seeking regular dental care. (torbramdental.com)
  • Dental anxiety should not hinder individuals from seeking the necessary dental care they need, including regular dental cleanings. (torbramdental.com)
  • We believe a healthy body begins with a healthy mouth--so we invest in the best training, technology, and people to partner with you to deliver health-centered dental care to you and your loved ones. (gentledentalak.com)
  • If you can relate to this fear of the dentist to any degree, don't worry-there are solutions available to manage your anxiety and help you feel completely relaxed while receiving the oral care you need or desire. (colinmortondds.com)
  • Dr. Morton and our team are happy to deliver the oral care you seek while providing an experience that is free of both stress and anxiety. (colinmortondds.com)
  • Little is known about dental care utilization or unmet dental need in this population. (cdc.gov)
  • The two most common symptoms of mercury toxicity are depression and anxiety . (ericdavisdental.com)
  • While treating depression and anxiety through the biomedical model of disease and prescribing therapy and medications may work well in alleviating the severity of symptoms, it will often fail to correct the underlying cause - especially in mercury toxicity. (ericdavisdental.com)
  • If depression and anxiety are caused by mercury toxicity , conventional therapies and medications will, at best, only reduce the severity of symptoms. (ericdavisdental.com)
  • he latest Household Pulse Survey shows 1 out of 3 U.S. adults (32.1%) had symptoms of an anxiety or a depressive disorder in the past week. (cdc.gov)
  • Symptoms vary depending on the specific anxiety disorder. (medscape.com)
  • Receiving regular dental check-ups and cleanings is incredibly important. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Sipping dental cleanings and checkups is never a good idea. (flossdentalhouston.com)
  • The anticipation of needles, drills, or the overall clinical environment can trigger anxiety and make dental cleanings a daunting task for many individuals. (torbramdental.com)
  • Deep breathing exercises, distraction techniques, and listening to calming music are effective strategies for reducing anxiety levels before and during dental cleanings. (torbramdental.com)
  • The goal is to reduce dental problems and enhance oral health and improve dental readiness. (health.mil)
  • It can be a part of the face, a part of the body, but often in recent years it happens to be the teeth, ie they decide to make an aesthetic change in terms of dental health. (onlinewomeninpolitics.org)
  • 1) Dental anxiety has a negative impact on dental health. (dentalnews.com)
  • Dental health is important during your entire life. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • The return on your investment in dental health is excellent. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Through dental continuing education, your dentist has the skills and knowledge to help you make decisions for your dental health in a positive and informed way. (sunnyvalesedationdentist.com)
  • Your oral health is essential to your overall wellbeing, and regular dental appointments go hand-in-hand with having great oral hygiene at home. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • Associations between maternal mental health, child dental anxiety, and oral health of 6- to 12-year-olds in Nigeria. (bvsalud.org)
  • A dental clinic can use gels and local anesthetics to ease your anxiety about pain. (dawsondental.ca)
  • Watching television, listening to the radio, or just letting your mind wander can help ease some of your anxiety. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • We are committed to ensuring that you are comfortable and relaxed throughout your time in our office, and we offer a number of strategies to help you feel more at ease and manage your anxiety. (drcivils.com)
  • For individuals experiencing dental anxiety, the use of nitrous oxide coupled with these creature comforts works to create a sense of calm that can put you at ease and take your mind off the fact that you're at the dentist. (colinmortondds.com)
  • There has been some controversy recently as a 'lay' organisation hired a room at a London Hospital, and certificates were issued to people with no medical/dental/psychology background stating that they trained in hypnosis at the Hospital! (dentalfearcentral.org)
  • Basically, most people feel some level of anxiety when they have to visit the dentist. (dawsondental.ca)
  • If you are one of these people then you are certainly dealing with anxiety attacks that are characteristic of timid people. (onlinewomeninpolitics.org)
  • Most people are good candidates for dental implants. (dentalphobia.com)
  • It is estimated that as many as 35 million people do not visit the dental office at all because they are too afraid. (conejo-dental.com)
  • However, mercury plays a greater role in anxiety and depression than people realise. (ericdavisdental.com)
  • The fear of going to the dentist has long been a trope used in almost every medium of popular culture, but dental anxiety is a real problem for many people. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • Dental anxiety is a real condition affecting many people, and can often be the result of a previous bad experience in the dentist chair. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • There are many reasons why some people experience anxiety at the thought of going to the dentist. (flossdentalhouston.com)
  • One in every three people experience some level of dental anxiety. (westpointdental.com.au)
  • Many people with dental Blacktown anxiety are actually afraid of what they consider painful dental procedures (like fillings), when in reality most procedures take less than a minute and involve no pain at all. (westpointdental.com.au)
  • Studies show that people with dental anxiety have a higher risk of gum disease and early loss of teeth. (mcintoshdental.co.nz)
  • Additionally, many people have bad memories of going to the dentist as children, and for others, just the smell of the dental office can trigger their anxiety. (amoresdental.com)
  • Year after year, dental anxiety is one of the top reasons people neglect to visit the dentist. (colinmortondds.com)
  • Conclusions: Although people with MI did not visit the dentist significantly more often than did adults without MI, their higher level of unmet need suggests that current use of dental services is not addressing their needs adequately. (cdc.gov)
  • That said, the majority of individuals who suffer from dental anxiety understand that the fear is irrational. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • As can be seen, the main reason one suffers from dental anxiety has to do with both rational and irrational fear. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Sufferers exhibit irrational or excessive anxiety and a desire to avoid specific feared objects and situations, to the point of avoiding potentially life-saving medical procedures. (wikipedia.org)
  • The national network of Delta Dental companies protects more smiles than any other insurance company. (deltadental.com)
  • The first step towards overcoming dental anxiety is to understand that dental practices today are designed to prioritize patient comfort and offer solutions to minimize stress. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • Corah Dental Anxiety Scale, Venham Picture Test and Children Fear Survey were used for the assessment. (bvsalud.org)
  • The level of dental anxiety was assessed using the Modified Dental Anxiety Scale (MDAS). (who.int)
  • If you are one of the more than 40 million Americans who struggles with dental anxiety, know that you are not alone. (dentalphobia.com)
  • A full 20 percent of Americans have enough anxiety about going to the dentist that they only go when absolutely necessary. (buildinggreatsmiles.com)
  • Dental anxiety is common, with up to 15 percent of Americans avoiding seeing a dentist due to fear. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • Forty million Americans are so afraid of the dentist that they avoid going altogether, according to Columbia University College of Dental Medicine. (amoresdental.com)
  • Some who suffer from dental anxiety may have real concerns centered around going to the dentist or may have had a bad experience in the past. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • If you suffer from dental anxiety, you are not alone! (amoresdental.com)
  • They won't judge you but will instead figure out a way to help you overcome your anxiety. (trustedhealthproducts.com)
  • If you have questions or concerns about how we can help you overcome anxiety and fear, please contact our office. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Whether you suffer paralyzing fear of the dentist or experience just a little apprehension, here are a few suggestions that can help make your next dental visit a positive experience. (colgate.com)
  • Talking will make your dental experience more relaxed and pleasant. (colgate.com)
  • These hormones typically reduce anxiety, provide comfort and make one feel less lonely. (rrobserver.com)
  • Innovations in dental technology - such as Pac-Dent's ProMate CL, FUNimals collection, Oscillating AntiSplatr Mini, and ProPaste One - can streamline procedures, reduce stress levels, and make the experience more enjoyable. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • Take a mirror - Not being able to see what is happening can increase anxiety and make the imagination run wild. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Dental anxiety is often more common in elder adults who had experiences previous to today's technology, as well as children who are new to the experience. (choicefamilydental.com)
  • Dr. Ted Murray , Dr. Kristen Berning , and Dr. Alexia Oetken are experts in helping children and adults manage and conquer dental anxiety. (triexceptional.com)
  • Unmet dental need in community-dwelling adults with mental illness: results from the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. (cdc.gov)
  • Results: Eighteen percent of adults (N = 19,368) had MI, and of these, 6.8 percent had unmet dental need. (cdc.gov)
  • Coping Mechanisms for Dental Anxiety: The article highlights several coping mechanisms individuals can employ to manage dental anxiety. (torbramdental.com)
  • Those with moderate dental anxiety can usually be managed with sedative phar-macologic agents, administered intravenously or orally or by inhalation. (dentalnews.com)
  • School children showed moderate dental anxiety levels, and only between 14 -15 percent showed significant clinical anxiety levels. (bvsalud.org)
  • Gen. Goldie, a facility therapy dog at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, helps reduce anxiety in a patient with complex dental conditions that require multiple appointments. (health.mil)
  • After researching therapy dogs in dental offices, Sweeney found they reduce anxiety. (rrobserver.com)
  • Here are a few tips to help you get through your fear of the dentist and reduce your dental anxiety . (dawsondental.ca)
  • They suggest that even a very brief EFT intervention can reduce anxiety and that an additional controlled trial with both observer- and participant-rated measures should be undertaken. (energypsychologyjournal.org)
  • study published in the European Journal of Oral Science revealed that humor can significantly reduce dental fear. (buildinggreatsmiles.com)
  • There are also a wide variety of safe anesthetics available to eliminate pain and reduce anxiety during routine appointments. (conejo-dental.com)
  • In this paper we describe what this technique entails, who will benefit from it, and how to use it to help reduce dental anxiety. (dentalnews.com)
  • But no nervousness and no stress and anxiety attack can be compared to the one when going to the dentist, ie the one that is caused by the placement of new teeth - implants. (onlinewomeninpolitics.org)
  • Can a Person with Anxiety Get Dental Implants? (dentalphobia.com)
  • Even those who do not consider themselves to have anxiety may experience some discomfort at the thought of seeing the dentist. (franklincosmeticdentist.com)
  • However, advancements in dental technology and techniques have significantly reduced discomfort during procedures. (tristatedentalspa.com)
  • All participants also have their heart rate monitored during each study visit to determine if the interactions with the facility dogs results in reduced physiological reactivity during dental procedures," Schmidt said. (health.mil)
  • Each child has a unique background that impacts his or her experience during a dental visit. (dimensionsofdentalhygiene.com)
  • Many with dental anxiety may only visit the dentist when it is necessary. (carmelsmilesdentist.com)
  • Our caring and experienced staff will talk with you during a cleaning, let you see any dental instrument that will be used and explain what is going to happen during your visit before getting started. (albertcavesdmd.com)
  • Whatever your individual level of anxiety may be, our office is committed to making sure that your visit is as comfortable, quick and easy as possible. (carmodydentist.com)
  • Pick a time for your dental visit when you aren't expected to be elsewhere or have other obligations. (amoresdental.com)
  • The overwhelming fear of dental appointments can be a common cause of anxiety. (conejo-dental.com)
  • Research has observed that low dopamine and serotonin levels are common in those who suffer from depression and anxiety . (ericdavisdental.com)
  • A significant linear correlation was observed between trait and dental anxiety, but there was no correlation between DMFT index, trait anxiety and dental anxiety. (who.int)
  • No significant differences were found related to dental anxiety between girls and boys. (bvsalud.org)