Patients with dental phobia more likely to have caries and missing teeth
from Dentistry Today
Dental anxiety is common, though it is considered a phobia when it has a marked impact on the patient’s well-being. For example, people with dental phobia are more likely to have active caries and missing teeth, according to the King’s College London Dental Institute. These people also report that their quality of life, as related to their oral health, is poor.
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