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This is a forum for people with a fear of the dentist, or specific dental fears such as injections, gagging or choking (as well as dental and allied professionals who would like to join in the discussions). It is not a general forum for dental advice or second opinions. Please do not register if you have a dentistry question: post on a general dental forum instead (e.g. Reddit Dentistry).

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