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Dentist - Handling fear in children

DrSonali Bassi
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Dentist Handling fear in children

I am dentist by Profession but I know for a fact that dental fear exists in all of us from childhood. There are a lot of studies that indicate that the fear originated from the temperament of the doctor. If for example the doctor has an impersonal and uncaring attitude or seems to be disinterested and therefore distant then the doctor will invoke a feeling of fear even if there are no painful memories attached to the doctor.


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Pramila Sunilkumar

| Oct 03, 2013

Nice article. I was concerned about the fear my son has developed about dentist. He says I hate to go to dentist. This articles provides nice tips to handle that.

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DrSonali Bassi

| Oct 02, 2013

There is no harm doing the procedure under conscious sedation with a good pedodontist. the child will be very comfortable and the treatment can be performed much better as child would be very co operative. In case you still opt for the normal way, I am sure you must already be aware of the restriction of medication because of asthma. otherwise there are no precautions as such.

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DrSonali Bassi

| Oct 02, 2013

Hi Meenakshi,

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meenakshi

| Oct 02, 2013

Thanks Dr Sonali... I have a pending root-canal for my 3 year old Asthmatic Daughter. Can you please tell me what precautions I need to take before and during the dental treatment. I do not want to put her on conscious sedation (Nitrous Oxide). Am planning to get it done from a pedodontist in his private clinic. Is going to a proper hospital and getting it done safer????

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Manjiri Palnitkar

| Oct 01, 2013

Thanks dr Sonali. It's really helpful.

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Amanda Brown

| Oct 04, 2012

Thanks dr. sonali , this was really helpful specially coming from you - who deals with all kinds of children...

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Mayuri

| Sep 25, 2012

thanks..... i have to take my son to a dentist soon as he is developing extra tooth above the gum.... its out of place... i noticed it yesterday...

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DrSonali Bassi

| Sep 25, 2012

thanks aditi ,am glad you enjoyed reading it

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Aditi

| Sep 24, 2012

What an illustrative article!! even as adults there is a lot we can learn from you Dr. Sonali :) thanks!

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