Pain in the Dental Practice

What's at Stake and How to Manage It

Pain in the Dental Practice

What's at Stake and How to Manage It

Pain in the Dental Practice

What's at Stake and
How to Manage It

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Pain-free treatment matters

When it comes to dentistry, patients are not always rational. They may wait until the last minute to go to the dentist to get relief from their suffering. The hard reality is that 54% of patients are experiencing strong negative feelings from apprehension to fear. Pain and fear of pain are the most important concern for patients.

Physiology & Psychology

Dental physiology, health and pain implications, are well known by practitioners. However, the other aspect of dental pain, the psychology, is sometimes overlooked. With fear of pain being almost as acute as pain itself, it can trigger irrational behaviors such as patients keeping their mouth shut, showing uncontrollable stress levels… Or leading to delays in needed treatments.

Physiology