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How can distraction strategies help control dental pain?

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One way to ease stress and anxiety is to distract yourself with something pleasant. Bring an iPod or other personal listening device with your favorite music. Some dentists have these in their offices that can be borrowed, and others are beginning to offer virtual-reality goggles, which provide images and sounds to take your mind off of the work your dentist is performing in your mouth.

From: Controlling Dental Pain WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Anesthesia & Sedation."

American Dental Association: "Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students."

Medscape: "Pain Management in Dentistry."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

SOURCES:

American Dental Association: "Anesthesia & Sedation."

American Dental Association: "Guidelines for Teaching Pain Control and Sedation to Dentists and Dental Students."

Medscape: "Pain Management in Dentistry."

 

 

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on March 10, 2019

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