Virtual Reality environments to reduce dental anxiety

Giuseppe Riva, Filippo La Paglia, Marco Daino, Danilo Guarino, Salvatore Zichichi, Brenda K. Wiederhold, Daniele La Barbera

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Abstract

Dental procedural pain and anxiety are issues that affect a conspicuous part of the population, leading to a decrease of dental care frequency. The problem affects the patient as well as the dentist, who often has to face a certain resistance by the patients while doing the necessary procedures. The aim of the study is to demonstrate that is possible to reduce this anxiety through the use of Virtual Reality (VR). A group of 7 patients was immersed in a VR scenario during dental treatment in order to distract them from the feared procedure. The results are encouraging and show how VR is capable of insulating the subject from the surrounding annoying stimuli.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)175-178
Numero di pagine4
RivistaAnnual Review of CyberTherapy and Telemedicine
Volume16
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018

Keywords

  • Dental care
  • analgesia
  • dental phobia
  • distraction
  • virtual reality

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