Dental anxiety/dental phobia
Dental anxiety/dental phobia is a term used to describe fear, anxiety or stress in a dental setting. Being scared to visit the dentist can result in delaying or avoiding dental treatment. Dental anxiety can be associated with certain triggers such as needles, drills or the dental setting in general.
serious anxiety prevents from seeking proper preventative dental care. The consequences of this problem may go far beyond dental pain or lost teeth. Gum disease is a serious infection that can affect other parts of the body. Studies showed that dental anxiety and irregular dental check-ups can lead to illnesses including heart disease, stroke, diabetes. Etc.