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Virtual Reality Eases Kids' Dental Anxiety

Published By:

Sara M. Bagher et al.

Published On:

Jul 2, 2023

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Virtual Reality Eases Kids' Dental Anxiety

This study reveals that Virtual Reality Distraction (VRD) can significantly lower dental anxiety in children during preventative care by engaging them in a virtual world, making the experience less daunting.

What Exactly They Discovered:

Researchers found that using virtual reality as a distraction tool during dental visits can greatly reduce anxiety in children. By wearing VR glasses and immersing themselves in a digital environment, kids felt less stressed about the dental procedures. The study used both subjective measures, like anxiety scales, and objective ones, like heart rate and saliva tests, to assess anxiety levels before and after treatment. The findings suggest that VR can transform a potentially scary experience into something much more manageable for anxious young patients, making dental care more accessible and less intimidating for them.

Why It Matters:

Anxiety during dental visits is a common issue, especially among children, which can lead to avoidance of necessary care. This research highlights an innovative, non-invasive way to improve pediatric dental experiences. By reducing anxiety, VRD encourages better cooperation during treatment and can help foster positive attitudes towards dental health from a young age. This approach could revolutionize pediatric dentistry by making visits less traumatic, improving overall oral health outcomes, and potentially reducing the need for sedation or restraint.

How Applies to Corti:

Corti's real-time monitoring device could complement VRD by providing instant feedback on stress indicators like cortisol levels, heart rate, and inflammation during dental treatments. This technology could help dentists tailor the VR content to each child's needs, optimizing the anxiety-reducing effects. Additionally, monitoring these physiological responses in real-time can offer insights into the effectiveness of VRD, leading to more personalized and efficient dental care strategies for anxious patients.

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