Experiences of pain lead to anxiety for both patient and clinician before and after root canal treatment. Pain is not always associated with sensation to noxious stimuli but also associated with the individual experiences, anxiety, stress, expectations and personality. Though the pain may not be a sign of endodontic failure, relieving pain is of utmost importance for the acceptance of endodontic procedure. Postoperative endodontic pain continues to be a significant problem facing the dental profession (Liesinger, Marshall & Marshall 1993). Up to 80% of endodontic patients who report with preoperative pain continue to experience some level of pain following the endodontic procedure (Marshall 2002).
Initial 5: The Unlikely Benefits Of Sedation Dentistry Some people really fear going to the dentist, which is why our Leesburg dental office offers sedation dentistry. If you’re just a little nervous or if you have skipped appointments in the past because of anxiety, our dental sedation can help you get the treatments you need for your dental health. But the benefits of sedation dentistry go much farther than just helping treatments happen. Whether you go with conscious sedation or twilight sleep, here are some benefits you might not have thought about. Saving time: If you’re like most adults these days, your schedule is already busy.
Noise and Destruction. Canines suffering from anxiety are often noisy or destructive. Most of these dog behaviours are mealy a symptom of a way bigger problem, dog separation anxiety. Left untreated this problem commonly escalates and gets steadily worse as time goes on. As much as 35% of family pooches are directly suffering from dog anxiety problems.
The root of the tooth is directly connected to the nerves within the teeth and jaw. For various reasons, including deep cavities, too many dental procedures in one area, tooth injuries or cracks, the pulp becomes exposed to the elements. When this happens, food and drink work their way into the delicate pulp and cause an infection. Essentially, the pulp becomes diseased. This leads to extreme pain and swelling, with the possibility that the infection can spread to the rest of the
A phobia is a conditioned fear that is markedly inconsistent with the objective threat of the situation. It has been said that the phobia that an individual encounters is due to an exposure to the now feared object earlier in life which caused fear or pain in conjunction with another stimulus which caused the fear of the object to arise. Due to this both the object feared and the stimulus which caused pain or fear can both now cause the individual to become afraid as it has become a learned response. (Martin, Carlson, Buskist, 2010). Fears of certain things like spiders, needles or dogs can be triggered so simply.
An individual with an Intellectual Disability has significant limitations in both intellectual functioning and in adaptive behaviour, which covers many everyday social and practical skills, some also have physical problems. Being vulnerable leaves them more exposed to the social determinants of health (i.e. poverty, unemployment, social exclusion).A person with an ID have equal rights to health care, there voice is not heard and they are often over looked. I am alarmed by the figures and statistics I have uncovered in this assignment. I fear for the future of my patients/clients with an intellectual disability who have diverse health problems and have difficulties communicating and often on a low income.
Due to unhealthy life style periodontal diseases are prevalent among the marginalized communities 18. Tooth loss has significant economic burden due to high treatment cost that can be prevented if proper information regarding oral hygiene is disseminated to the marginalized communities. With this focus a study was conducted among the patients visiting the dental department of Pakistan Institute of medical Sciences (PIMS), SZAMBU to determine the socio demographic factors contributing to tooth loss. PIMS is a tertiary care hospital that is serving a huge catchment area and the patient visiting in dental department come from low socio economic status as they cannot afford the expensive dental treatment from private
9.8 Cognitive restructuring Extreme or negative thinking has been found to contribute to increase anxiety as unhelpful thinking styles undermine an individual’s perceived ability to cope with a situation. Unhelpful thinking style may include extreme or catastrophic thinking about the dental encounter/procedure (e.g. I might ‘choke’ ) or mind reading and jumping to conclusions(e.g. ‘the dentist won’t understand my phobia and will think I am silly’). Cognitive restructuring refers to a child being taught to recognize the negative thoughts which precipitate their anxiety and replace these with more helpful cognitions.
Periodontitis is a chronic inflammatory disease of the supporting tissues surrounding the teeth and can result in destruction of the periodontal ligament, cementum, connective tissue and alveolar bone (1). It is a major oral health problem in both developed and developing countries. It exhibits a wide range of clinical, immunological and microbiological manifestations. It is characterized clinically by gingival inflammation, bleeding on probing (BOP) from gingival pockets, increased periodontal pocket depth, loss of clinical attachment level, recession of the gingival margin, alveolar bone loss, increased tooth mobility, drifting and eventually tooth loss. This often leads to compromised function and aesthetics, and may be associated with pain and discomfort (2).