The last scientific discoveries: summed up by Dr. Michael Leu

Dental phobia is often trigged from a traumatic experience. The last scientific discoveries from the trauma research show the need of dental phobic patients for a treatment which is gentle and without stress and carried out by specialists. Thanks to our trainings, our 3 Appointment Therapy and the efficient Anti-Pain-Management by Dr. Leu, we are able to reach these goals. 

  1.  A core request of the umbrella association for psychosomatic and medical psychotherapy in the somatic specialities (DPÄP) is to include the Curriculum „psychosomatic basic services“ in every professional training of all fields. Until now psychosomatic was just a part of the assistance training of gynaecology and general medicine. (Christina Hucklenbroich , „Soll Psychosomatik Pflicht für alle Fachärzte werden?“, FAZ NR.61, Seite N1, 13. März 2013) 
  2. The stronger the feeling of helplessness and impotence connected with terrible experiences the easier it is to suffer later of a psychic dysfunction…. of anxiety or of a post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The increasing number of scientific observations confirms that the probability that disorders are to be lead to traumatic experiences is much higher than thought.  Particularly traumas experienced in childhood increase the risk for mental disorders. (Aus: „Langsam begreift man, wo und wie tief sich ein Trauma ins Gehirn gräbt“, Nicola von Luterotti, FAZ, NR. 61. Seite N1, 13. März 2013) 
  3. Serious traumas in childhood lead to a continuous over activation of the stress centres in the brain. The consequence is a higher stress sensibility. (Christine Heim, Institute for medical psychology, Charité, Berlin) 
  4.  According to scientist a post traumatic stress disorder appears when the brain has collected and memorized too many information during a traumatic situation and afterwards by recalling them it retrieves too many details at one time.   (Quotation from: post traumatic stress disorder / www.dradio.de/dlf/sendungen/forschak/2042779) 
  5. How long and whether terrible experiences in childhood can affect the psyche depends among other things on the genetic background. A decisive role is played from a protein which can activate an important alarm of the body: FKBP5. This protein keeps stress-related reactions active by preventing calming processes which aim the contrary effect. (Quote from Torsten Klengel and Elisabeth Binder, Max Planck Institut München, „NATURENEUROSCIENCE“, Bd 16, S. 33) 
  6. According to a survey of the „NHS Adult Dental Health Survey 2009“ in Great Britain 
  • 51% of the interviewee do not suffer from dental fear / suffer from a small dental fear 
  • 36% have a moderate dental fear 
  • 12% of the interviewee suffer from an extreme dental fear / they are extremely anxious 
  • Recommendation of Dr. Michael Leu: the 12% of the interviewee should be treated only from a specialist for dental phobia and under general anaesthesia.