Our Dental Phobia team includes 16 cosmetic dentists, specialists and lab ceramists in one high-end office. In particular we are a low-volume office focused on Dental Anxiety for people who are Scared of Dentists. Therefore our treatment is quick and comfortable. In addition our MD-anesthesiologist offers several options for Dental Sedation and Nitrous Oxide Gas. We offer intelligent and honest diagnosis based upon 31+ years of experience. Before and after smile makeover photos of dental phobia performed in our Dental Anxiety Dental Fear office.
Our dental phobia patients also have access to top medical care
Moreover our patients have access to our affiliated team of 12 medical doctors in our building. This is because many dental phobia patients who have a fear of dentists also tend to neglect their overall medical health. We hope to improve your overall health one step at a time.
Before and after treatment for dental phobia
Dental Phobia Smile Makeover of a Wall Street executive who had a fear of dentists
Total treatment time was about nine hours in two visits during one business week: Monday (4 hours) and Friday (5 hours). This patient hid his dental condition for over ten years by never smiling.
In the first row of photos, note that the bite was over-closed due to a prior history of an eating disorder, now controlled, and a current tooth grinding habit.
An Oral Surgery consultation with panoramic x-ray (second row) was performed prior to treatment to evaluate opening the bite.
The third row shows x-rays taken after the Endodontist completed eight root canals on the first day on tooth #’s: 6 – 11 and 14, 15.
The fourth row shows the lab-processed 11 unit (11 tooth) temporary bridge and the cast gold post/cores (with Kaitlyn loops) for the root canal treated teeth.
The fifth row shows the cast gold post/cores cemented.
The sixth row shows the lab-processed temporary bridge in place after the surgeon extracted tooth #’s: 3 – 5 and 12, crown lengthening gum surgery was performed on tooth #’s: 6 – 11, and a distal wedge was performed on #15.
The patient will have a final porcelain-metal bridge made after the gums heal. Implants may also be placed in the upper right posterior. A bite plate is also necessary to try to mitigate the force of tooth grinding. Referral for pharmacological management of anxiety is also worthwhile.