Anxiety and distress can jeopardize dental care experience of patients and may affect the clinical result. Although a wide range of sedation and analgesia techniques are currently available to relieve distress and pain during dental procedures, operative models to choose the most effective sedation-analgesic strategies are still insufficient. This case series proposes a patient-centered model to optimize patients' cooperation during dental care delivery. We describe how to achieve correct anaesthesia by using the least sedative procedure, accounting for the dental procedure needed and patient's psychological profile. Five patients were considered as paradigmatic to show the balance between patients' subjective experiences and the clinical procedures: a patient with low stress, good compliance (case 1); a patient with moderate stress and reduction in compliance (case 2); anxious patient (case 3); a patient with acute anxiety and emotional distress (case 4); anguished patient (case 5). A multimodal treatment of emotional and behavioural condition and a patient-centered model approach contributed to achieve the best patient satisfaction in the five cases detailed here.

A case series analysing patients with dental anxiety : A patient-centered model based on psychological profiling / R. Tizzoni, L. Veneroni, A. D'Aloia, M. Tizzoni, C.A. Clerici. - In: F1000RESEARCH. - ISSN 2046-1402. - 8(2020 Sep), pp. 1843.1-1843.17. [10.12688/f1000research.20712.2]

A case series analysing patients with dental anxiety : A patient-centered model based on psychological profiling

L. Veneroni
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C.A. Clerici
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2020-09

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Anxiety and distress can jeopardize dental care experience of patients and may affect the clinical result. Although a wide range of sedation and analgesia techniques are currently available to relieve distress and pain during dental procedures, operative models to choose the most effective sedation-analgesic strategies are still insufficient. This case series proposes a patient-centered model to optimize patients' cooperation during dental care delivery. We describe how to achieve correct anaesthesia by using the least sedative procedure, accounting for the dental procedure needed and patient's psychological profile. Five patients were considered as paradigmatic to show the balance between patients' subjective experiences and the clinical procedures: a patient with low stress, good compliance (case 1); a patient with moderate stress and reduction in compliance (case 2); anxious patient (case 3); a patient with acute anxiety and emotional distress (case 4); anguished patient (case 5). A multimodal treatment of emotional and behavioural condition and a patient-centered model approach contributed to achieve the best patient satisfaction in the five cases detailed here.
analgesia; compliance; dental anxiety; patient-centered model; sedation; anesthesia; dental anxiety; humans; hypnotics and sedatives; pain; psychological distress; patient compliance; patient-centered care
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