odontophobia

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odontophobia

(ɒˌdɒntəˈfəʊbɪə)
n
(Psychology) an unnatural dread or terror of teeth

odontophobia

an abnormal fear of teeth, especially of animal teeth.
See also: Teeth
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Further, bad experiences in childhood in the dental office may lead to dental phobia in the future.
Twelve participants scored 19 or more on the MDAS suggesting the presence of a dental phobia.
In addition, the use of state of the art Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy (VRET) has been found to be useful for treating dental phobia among adults.
In these cases, unpleasant dental experiences may lead to dental phobia when they become adults.
Patients with dental phobia were able to face down their fear after an average five sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), a study found.
Fear Processing in Dental Phobia during Crossmodal Symptom Provocation: An fMRS Study.
Relaxing Dentistry: The Changing Faces(r) team frequently meets people with a dental phobia, who are so scared about going to the dentist that they tense up, and they are prepared to go without vital treatment.
The practice welcomes those who are afraid of the dentist and is 5-star ranked on the Dental Phobia website.
It's estimated that there are as many as 30 to 40 million Americans who fail to seek dental care for their teeth and gums because of dental phobia.
But at the newly renovated Rutgers clinic - named the Delta Dental of New Jersey Special Care Center - staff are trained to work with a variety of special needs patients, including those with autism, Alzheimer's and psychiatric disorders ranging from schizophrenia to severe dental phobia.
Finding the right one is key - especially if you're among the one in four people with some form of dental phobia.