Dentophobia (the fear of the dentist) is an incredibly prevalent condition - so if it is something you have experienced, you are not alone!
It is estimated that up to 80% of people have moderate to severe dental anxiety. Dentophobia, the more severe form of dental fear, often arises from poorly controlled dental anxiety. There are different causes of dental anxiety and dental phobias, as each person has unique triggers and stressors.
Dental Phobia Definition and Symptoms
People with dentophobia experience extreme or irrational fear of going to the dentist. In severe cases, dental phobias can prevent a person from having routine dental ...