Friday, May 25, 2007

Dental Phobia

A random thought for the day....

Does fear of dentists highlight one of the many peculiarities of the human mind? When somebody has dental pain, perhaps letting a tooth become abcessed, before seeing a dentist, they suffer through a type of chronic pain that is far more prolonged than they would experience by obtaining prompt dental care. They will often require a more invasive dental procedure, have more discomfort during that procedure, and have a more complicated recovery... which, rather than convincing them to never again delay proper dental care, probably contributes to their phobia.

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