Psychotherapy linked to helping dental anxiety

dental - Therapy in London

A recent study has found that Psychotherapy and counselling have been linked to helping with dental anxiety.

The British Dental Journal has recently published a study (conducted by Kings College London) promoting talking therapies and CBT to combat anxiety in regards to visiting the dentist.

Diffuse Emotions

This is a clear demonstration of how our thoughts and feelings concerning anxiety can be diffused with psychotherapy.

Conceptualising and talking through our fears (the emotions and thoughts that confound them), show a marked improvement. Therapy them helps to diminish the emotional response felt towards previous anxiety-provoking situations. In the case of the study, after having therapy, four-fifths (79%) went on to have dental treatment, without the need for sedation.  Similar results are found from confronting (and rehabilitation in) many other phobias and fears.

A course of psychotherapy may help you to be free of your cognitive and emotional limitations.

If you would like to see how psychotherapy can help you visit Therapy in London for more information.