Teeth are one of the most sensitive parts of our body
Teeth possess a profound sense of touch. Teeth sensitivity is essential for all animals to differentiate food from non-food. This beneficial sensitivity, while necessary for our survival, can become problematic during a toothache. As a result people who are scared of dentists need extra attention. This information on treatment for people who are scared of dentists was created in our Dental Anxiety Dental Fear office.
It is not uncommon for individuals who have had various types of surgeries to fear dental procedures above all else. Prior negative experiences with a dentist can create severe dental anxiety over necessary dental work. The key to eliminating the fear is to give patients control over the dental environment. In addition one must reduce, if not eliminate, any pain that could arise during and/or after dental treatments.
Powerful executives and professional athletes are frequently scared of dentists
Dental fear is often greatest in those individuals who are physically or professionally powerful such as a professional athlete or successful executive. This is because such people are used to being in control of their environment. Then people they have the most difficulty giving up that control. Therefore they consequently experience the most dental anxiety dental fear.
We give our patients control over the dental environment
We help our fearful patients who are scared of dentists deal with their dental anxiety by giving them control over their dental office experiences. We often grant them input over what we do, how we do it, when we do it, what it will look like, how much it will cost, and how it will function. In giving our patients control, and educating them about their dental care, our patients acquire a great deal of understanding about their treatment. As a result they become much more comfortable with the process.
We carefully reduce all possible pain for patients who are scared of dentists
Patients are also in control of any possibility of pain during and after a procedure. If a patient feels any pain or discomfort during a treatment we stop until all sensation of pain has vanished. To reduce pain and anxiety we often use nitrous oxide (laughing) gas during procedures. If necessary, we can also prescribe Valium for our anxious new patients during their initial series of visits. This is usually all that is needed to allow most phobic patients to overcome their dental fear.
Intravenous IV Sedation Dentistry is available for our patients who are scared of dentists
Some of our patients who are scared of dentists desire minimum awareness during their procedure. Therefore we offer intravenous conscious sedation. This can be performed by one of our oral surgeons for procedures such as tooth extractions, or by our MD-anesthesiologist.
People who are scared of dentists can overcome dental fear with the right dentist!
In conclusion Dr. Jeffrey Dorfman created all of the dentistry shown on this 4,400 page website. In brief we sincerely help our patients who are scared of dentists. Visit us when you want it done right the first time; you will save money by initially spending more. Therefore please call The Center for Special Dentistry®.