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Eye Massager Makes Big Difference in Reducing Dental Anxiety


A recent case report found that an eye massager significantly reduced dental anxiety prior to a tooth extraction procedure. Published in Cureus, the case report chronicled the removal of an impacted mandibular third molar in an 18-year-old woman. The patient noted she had traumatic dental experiences as a child and reported high anxiety levels regarding the surgery. On the day of the surgery, the patient refused to allow the administration of local anesthesia due to fear. The dental team asked her to don an eye massager that covered her eyes and provided heat and stimulation on points around the eyes. After wearing the eye massager, which also blocked her view of the needle, the patient was able to tolerate the administration of anesthesia and the surgery was completed without further delay. Click here to read more.

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