Overcoming Dental Phobia

As many as 20% of Americans experience anxiety when visiting a dental office. While most dental procedures aren’t painful, a bad dental experience from the past can sometimes haunt us for the rest of our lives. If you are among those panic-stricken when the word “Dentist” is even mentioned, you can find comfort in knowing that all dentists at Dental365 have been specially trained on how to accommodate patients with dental phobia. Dental365 also offers sedation dentistry at certain locations.

 

 

 

Dentists at Dental365 will always:

  • Gently explain what the patient will feel, and for about how long.
  • Frequently ask the patient for permission to continue.
  • Give the patient the opportunity to stop the procedure at any time the patient feels uncomfortable.
  • Make time for breaks when needed.

If you are still unsure about seeing a Dental365 dentist, just read a review from one of our patients with Dental Phobia.

It is very important to overcome your dental phobia as soon as possible. People with dental phobia have a higher risk of gum disease and early tooth loss. Avoiding the dentist may have emotional costs as well. Discolored or missing teeth can make people self-conscious and insecure. They may smile less or keep their mouths partly closed when they speak. Some people can become so embarrassed about how their teeth look that their personal and professional lives begin to suffer and there can be a serious loss of self-esteem.

Here are a few tips that may help you take that first step:

  • Go to that first visit with someone you trust, such as a close relative or friend.
  • Seek distraction while in the dentist's chair. Listen to music or watch Netflix. Every Dental365 operatory is equipped with a flat-screen internet tv that includes Pandora and Netflix.
  • Try relaxing breathing techniques
  • Review with your dentist which sedatives are available or appropriate.
  • If your phobia is on the extreme end and you can't bring yourself to go to any dentist, you might want to try seeing a psychologist first. A psychologist can talk you through your fears and will explore options with you on how to overcome your phobia

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593 Merrick Road, Lynbrook, NY 11563
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3254 Hempstead Turnpike, Levittown, NY 11756
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440 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
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Bellmore – Fleischer Dental Group

2085 Bellmore Avenue, Bellmore, NY 11710
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2780 Merrick Road, Bellmore, NY 11710
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1946 Middle Country Road, Centereach, New York, 11720
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Dr. Diamond – Diamond Smiles Office

440 Montauk Highway, West Islip, NY 11795
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Ronkonkoma Office

217 Portion Road, Ronkonkoma, NY 11779
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4216 Hempstead Turnpike, Bethpage, NY 11714
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3533 Long Beach Road, Oceanside, NY 11572
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433 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 2, East Rockaway, NY 11518
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211 W 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
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24 W 14th Street, New York, NY 10011
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19 Murray Street, New York, NY 10007
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422 5th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11215
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66-45 Grand Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378
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3333 New Hyde Park Road, Suite 414, New Hyde Park, NY 11042
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