The Scariest Dental Procedures, Explained
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Does the thought of visiting your dentist’s office give you the heebie-jeebies? You’re not alone. “About 50 percent of Americans admit some fear of dental procedures and about 10 percent have so much fear and anxiety that they actually avoid dental care,” says Sheela Raja, PhD, director of clinical behavioral sciences at the Colleges of Dentistry and Medicine at the University of Illinois at Chicago.