Tag Archives: Odontophobia

  1. Fear Not

    Odontophobia is the technical term for dental anxiety or dental phobia. To a degree, being nervous about a dental visit is a normal reaction — an estimated 75% of Americans experience some level of fear of the dentist. 25% of Americans, however, are estimated to be dental phobic, according to a Businesswire.com article. This is characterized by a severe state of fear that makes an individual feel like something bad will happen during a dental treatment, so much so that they avoid going to the dentist entirely.