Pain and anxiety are natural physiological and psychological responses. Pain is a direct response to an adverse stimulus that has occurred; anxiety is the unpleasant feeling, the worry that something unpleasant might occur. Pain and anxiety are often intertwined, especially in the dental setting. The best way to manage child dental anxiety is to avoid its occurrence in the first place through prevention of dental disease, good behavior management, pain-free operative care, and treatment planning that is tailored to the needs and developmental stage of each individual child.
In this video, Dr. Sivakumar Nivvula briefs about pain and anxiety and their various aspects in pediatric dentistry. He talks about the anticipatory responses to dental pain and how fear reduces the threshold to bear pain. He explains the overlapping relationship that exists between dental pain, fear and anxiety. The various pain assessment tools and management techniques of dental pain, fear and anxiety in a pediatric setup is thoroughly discussed by Dr. Sivakumar in this webinar video.
This video is a part of the JBCPL body of knowledge conclave 2021. Check out the entire conclave at https://medicaldialogues.in/JBCPL-BOK