Psychotherapy linked to helping dental anxiety


Psychotherapy has been linked to helping with dental anxiety a recent report has found.

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

This is a clear demonstration on how our thoughts and feelings that evoke emotional anxiety, (and even physical symptoms, like sweating and shaking), can be helped with psychotherapy.

Conceptualising and talking through our fears (the emotions and thoughts that confound them), show a marked improvement in feelings felt towards previous anxiety provoking situations. In the case of the study mentioned, four-fifths (79%) went on to have dental treatment without the need for sedation (which all of the participants would have insisted on prior to the psychotherapeutic treatment).

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.

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