Musictherapy In Dental Medicine
Dr. Gabriela Iorgulescu, MDD,MA,BA,PhD

Stomatological anxiety is the most common cause of hesitation on the visit to the dentist office. Factors that increases the anxiety, such as pain, gingival bleeding, fear of injections, noise rotary or a possible allergic accident, impose therapeutic procedures that reduce the stress and general discomfort. This has led to different methods and therapeutic procedures (use of sedatives, tranquilizers) and psychotherapeutical (hypnosis, biofeedback, cognitive-behavioral techniques) aimed at obtaining a relaxing climate, easier to accept. One of the methods demonstrated as being very effective, widely applicable, is the music therapy, which can combat the anxiety and also to have an analgesic effect, by modalities of action at a psychological level, determined by intracerebral release of endorphins, the effect of distraction from painful and anxiogenic stimuli, feeling of familiarity and comfort in the dental office, being recommended songs with repetitive rhythms, dynamics predictable, harmonic consonance, baroque or classical style, meditative, relaxing or favorite songs of the patient.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/ijmpa.v3n2a3