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  • Dental anxiety is common, but there are ways to help you manage it.
  • Dental phobia is less common, and may require your dentist to work with your doctor and other health professionals to manage it.
  • If anxiety prevents you from seeking dental treatment, there are strategies to help you cope. Talk to your dentist about which strategies are right for you. Seek further assistance from a psychologist or counsellor to help you deal with your anxiety. 

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Reviewed on: 18-07-2017