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What is dental phobia, and what are some signs of it?

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People who have dental phobia know it’s irrational, but they still do everything possible to avoid visiting a dentist. It leaves people panic-stricken and terrified. Usually, it’s extreme pain that forces them to visit a dentist.

Other signs of dental phobia are:

  • Trouble sleeping the night before a dental exam
  • Nervousness in the dental office waiting room
  • Feeling ill at the thought of visiting a dentist
  • Fear when objects are put into your mouth during treatment

From: Easing Dental Fear in Adults WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCE: dentalfearcentral.org.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

SOURCE: dentalfearcentral.org.

Reviewed by Michael Friedman on April 23, 2019

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