odontophobia

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odontophobia

[ō‚dänt·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of teeth.
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That's Why the Hamlin Dental group is committed to patient education, particularly with younger patients, to help put a stop to dental phobia before it starts.
Dealing with dental phobia doesn't get in the way of our treatment--it's part of it.
All of the patients were in their 40s and had been suffering from dental phobia for between two and 30 years.
In the second case, hypnosis is used for desensitization of dental phobia in a 27-year-old women.
Sophie Waller suffered an apparent extreme dental phobia and refused to eat, sleep or drink after her milk teeth came loose.
DE JONGH, A; VAN DEN OORD, HJM & TEN BROEKE, E 2002: Efficacy of eye movement desensitization and reprocessing in the treatment of specific phobias: Four single-case studies on dental phobia.
The first study involved a young lady with borderline IQ with a severe dental phobia (Savide, Blain & Jedrychowski, 1978).
A predominance of scores above 3 indicates dental phobia which requires addressing.
If you have dental phobia you should make sure your dentist offers every opportunity to make your dental experience as painless and relaxing as possible.
com, the philosophy is that everyone, including those with dental phobia, deserve the great dental care they want and need.
A PATIENT from Geneva with severe dental phobia travelled almost 900 miles to take advantage of a general anaesthetic service available in Billingham.
Dental phobia, odontophobia, dental anxiety, or my personal favourite - dentophobia.