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Dental Anxiety | Dental Phobia - Glossary

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Acupuncture: The technique of inserting thin needles through the skin at specific points on the body to control pain and other symptoms.

ADD: A mental disorder, with onset in childhood, characterized by developmentally inappropriate inattention, impulsiveness, and varying hyperactivity.

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Agoraphobia: Fear of open spaces.

Claustrophobia: Fear of enclosed spaces.

Cognitive: Pertaining to the mental process of thought, including perception, reasoning, intuition and memory.

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