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