Written by Dentistry Today Friday, 06 June 2014 15:03
Some scientists think they may have what it takes solve dental phobia.
A group of researchers in Nigeria determined that electrotherapy can alleviate fear and anxiety, enabling numerous patients around the world to go for dental treatment without the feeling of fear and terror they previously experienced.
Cranial electrotherapy stimulation reduced anxiety in patients who suffered from the long-term fear of a dental visit. This method works by transmitting miniscule electric impulses to the brain, similar to the type of treatment some pregnant women receive to control pain.