odontophobia


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odontophobia

[ō‚dänt·ə′fō·bē·ə]
(psychology)
An abnormal fear of teeth.
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Dental fear (odontophobia) is a unique phobia with special psychosomatic components that impact the dental health of those who suffer from it, and there is also an association between dental fear and general fears.[sup][1] Symptoms of dental fear include abnormal physiological and psychological reactions toward dental treatments.
One in four adults have some fear of the dentist, and Queensway Dental Clinic in Billingham's partnership with Hartlepool Hospital will see the launch of a new general anaesthetic service, for adults with odontophobia.
Dental phobia, odontophobia, dental anxiety, or my personal favourite - dentophobia.