Dental Phobia

Are you dental phobic?

Going to the dentist shouldn’t put your teeth on edge.

Pain, anxiety, fear. These are some of the many feelings experienced by millions of people each year when it comes time to seek dental care. It’s been estimated that fifty percent of the American population does not go to the dentist regularly. Thirty to forty million people don’t go at all due to (often-unwarranted) anticipated pain. Dental phobia has become one of the most prevalent anxiety disorders in this country. It is described by experts as an often paralyzing fear of seeking dental care, so much so, that the patient ultimately pays the price with serious dental health problems such as tooth loss, gum disease, and in extreme cases, serious disease to the jaw and surrounding tissue.

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