While many people do not like going to the dentist, some people have a literal fear of it. This fear, classified as odontophobia, is considered a phobia in the Diagnostical and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
Many people are frightened of the dentist because of the negative stigma that surrounds it. Cosmetic dental procedures or things like root canals may very often generate images of blood, pain and general unpleasantness for those who think of them.
For those who suffer intense anxiety over going to the dentist, receiving regular treatment is often quite intimidating. This is a huge problem, not only for maintaining one’s personal hygiene but for th Continue readingShare This : by