How Attitude Affects Oral Surgery


A recent article in the Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, (J Oral Maxillofac Surg 70:2256-2263, 2012), used biological markers to study the stress response and the effects of personality trait on pain response. Removal of wisdom teeth and other oral surgical procedures can cause discomfort. It is very interesting to me that I find that a positive mental attitude on the part of parents, friends, spouses, and especially the patient can have a profound effect on how a given patient handles the stress of surgery and recovery. This is especially true in children who have parents who are fearful or anxious about the procedure.

Make the Oral Surgery Experience as Positive as Possible

There is no question that positive reinforcement of positive outcomes results in a better overall experience. Stated clearly, if your family or friends are going through a surgical procedure and anesthesia, give them positive thoughts and images and they will have a better outcome. Keep a positive attitude for the sake of your loved one.

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(Ref. J Oral Maxillofac Surg 70:2732-2741, 2012)



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