RESEARCHERS at Sydney University in Australia have found that women in their forties comprise the demographic most likely to be incapable of having a filling, extraction or even a routine check-up without general anaesthetic or other sedation.
"Dental anxiety is very real and complex and it should never be downplayed," said study co-ordinator Dr. Avanti Karve.
She hopes the study will help identify specific triggers of dental phobia with a view to finding a drug-free remedy.
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