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14 to 34 Million People Too Fearful to Seek Dental Care


A significant number of the U.S. population has major concerns regarding anxiety and the fear of pain associated with dental procedures. Roughly 40% of the population does not receive routine dental care, with the most common reasons given being those of apprehension, fear, and anxiety. Mild apprehension of dental treatment is extremely common (approximately 75% of the population). Severe anxiety is also very common (6% to 20% of the overall population) and leads to avoidance of de more...
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