odontophobia


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o·don·to·pho·bi·a

(ō-don'tō-fō'bē-ă),
Morbid fear of teeth.
[odonto- + G. phobos, fear]
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odontophobia

(ō-dŏn″tō-fō′bē-ă) [″ + phobos, fear]
Abnormal fear of teeth.
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o·don·to·pho·bi·a

(ō-don'tō-fō'bē-ă)
Morbid fear of teeth.
[odonto- + G. phobos, fear]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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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.
The fear and anxiety ahead of the dental visit is a condition termed odontophobia. And up to a third of patients report moderate anxiety at the prospect of dental treatment, studies show.