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PHYTOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS ON ANXIETY CONTROL IN DENTISTRY: A LITERATURE REVIEW

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  • Camila Soares Lopes São Paulo State University “Júlio de Mesquita Filho”
  • Suellen de Azevedo Moreira Federal University of Alfenas
  • Marcela de Come Ramos Federal University of Alfenas
  • Naiana Viana Viola Federal University of Alfenas https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8097-892X

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.3047

Keywords:

Anxiety, Dentistry, Phytotherapy

Abstract

Anxiety in dental patients is a problem for both dental surgeons and patients. Thus, therapies that aim to control this anxiety and thus favor the patient's collaboration during treatment become factors frequently studied in search of the best alternative for this purpose. Therefore, the objective of this work is to review in the literature the use of herbal medicines in the control of dental anxiety. The bibliographic search was carried out in the databases ScienceDirect, Web of Science, Scielo, Pubmed, The Cochrane Library. 57 articles were included in this study. Research evidence points to Valeriana officinalis and Passiflora incarnata as the most studied herbal medicines for controlling anxiety and adverse effects. Studies prove the relative safety in the use of these drugs, as well as their effectiveness, low cost, less concentration of active ingredients with better effects and lesser side effects when compared to benzodiazepines. However, the use of these medicinal plants requires further clarification as to their real effectiveness, correct dosage and side effects in conscious sedation in Dentistry.

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Posted

10/18/2021

How to Cite

Soares Lopes, C., de Azevedo Moreira, S., de Come Ramos, M., & Viana Viola, N. (2021). PHYTOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS ON ANXIETY CONTROL IN DENTISTRY: A LITERATURE REVIEW. In SciELO Preprints. https://doi.org/10.1590/SciELOPreprints.3047

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Health Sciences