Virtual glasses, a new tool to combat odontophobia

Written by: Dr. Joan Bladé Marsal
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Some dental clinics introduce the use of virtual glasses in your queries for reassurance. The lenses, which projected images and sound output, see preclude their instruments and utensils that are in the dental office. Thus, amending the focus of attention and the dentist can perform their work without problems.

According to a publication issued by the Universitat de Barcelona in 2011, patients who experience virtual distraction manifest less degree of pain. Glasses are a tool that contributes to the comfort of the person and, in turn, calm the fear of the dentist and the perception of pain, as the patient has the sensation of being in a relaxed setting.

Most studies confirm the link between dental fear and pain sensitivity. Thus, the journal Community Dentistry and Oral Epidemiology public that fear is a major cause of suffering and distress during the intervention odontophobia that is what determines the quality of dental patient's life.

All patients incorporating the Sedentist in your visit, will be able to have virtual glasses, in order to soften their fear of the dentist.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Joan Bladé Marsal

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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