Dental Phobias? It Might be Because of Your Genes
In a new study, researchers at West Virginia University report that genetics, in addition to environmental factors, could be a reason that some patients fear dental treatment. The researchers studied 1,370 patients between the ages of 11 and 74 and found a biologically driven relationship between those individuals with dental fear and those with fear of overall pain.
As co-researched Cameron Randall said, “The most important conclusion of this study is that our genes may predispose us to be more susceptible to developing dental fear, perhaps through pain-related variables.”
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