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Fear Of The Dentist — It's Real. Tell Us Why You Dread Going To Your Appointment

Close up of dentist holding angled mirror and hook while examining a patient. (Getty Images)
Close up of dentist holding angled mirror and hook while examining a patient. (Getty Images)

Is your stomach in knots in the hours leading up to your dentist appointment? Or do you avoid seeing the dentist at all costs?

You're not alone: Dental phobia affects up to 24% of the population, according to Harvard Health Publishing.

We want to know: If you're anxious at the thought of getting in the dentist chair, tell us how your fear impacts you by filling out the form below.

A Here & Now producer may be in touch with you. We may use your written or recorded response on air. 

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