Fear levels for different dental procedures among general population

Suhas Manoharan and Jayalakshmi

Aim and Objective: To assess the fear level of patients for different dental treatments.
Background: Studies reveal that One in four people have fear of dental treatments or visiting the dentist. Women tend to report more dental fear than men, and younger people tend to report being more dentally fearful than older individuals.
Conclusion: It is essential for a dentist to be familiar with the reasons or stimuli that evoke fear among the patients in order to establish a successful practice.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.24327/ijcar.2017.3143.0204