Dentophobia: The importance of comfortable, painless dentistry

Dentophobia: The importance of comfortable, painless dentistry

For some, the idea of painless dentistry seems something of a dream. When many people think of visiting a dentist, all they can imagine is a scene filled with painful sharp needles, head-buzzing drills and blood-soaked tooth removals. It’s a scene of fear and horror, which is why there is actually a name for it: dentophobia. This is the fear of dentists and dental procedures, and it’s more common than you think. Just how common is the fear of dentists? The fear of dentists and dental procedures affects 75% of the US population. That’s quite a...

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