No one enjoys going to the dentist, but for some people, dentophobia makes standard teeth cleaning seem impossible. Those who suffer from dentophobia aren't just afraid of the pain of a root canal or filling. Instead, even the thought of a dentist appointment can send them into a panic attack. Over time, failing to overcome this fear of dental work can cause major health problems. Untreated dental problems can lead to a range of other symptoms, from bad breath to life-threatening infections. Many patients find that being sedated prior to the dental work being completed can help to ease the panic they feel about it.
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