odontophobia


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Related to odontophobia: dental anxiety

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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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.
The problem of fear or odontophobia is more an issue with children and under-served communities, where education and familiarity with the dentist's chair are, by definition, limited.