Is Dental Fear Harming Your Oral Health?
We treat severe dental anxiety with the kind of genuine care and professional understanding you deserve
Many people have some level of anxiety when visiting the dentist, and in most cases this is not necessarily enough to keep them from avoiding dental treatment altogether. However, there are an estimated 30 to 40 million Americans that are completely avoiding treatment due to severe dental anxiety, or otherwise complete fear of the dentist for one of many possible reasons. Perhaps an individual has experienced traumatic interactions with the dentist as a child, experiencing extreme pain that could have otherwise been avoided. Even more frequently, many adults that experience dental anxiety spend many of their younger years avoiding the dentist for extensive periods of time, causing the eventual encounter to be more intimidating than a typical appointment because of extensive tooth decay and gum disease that can occur easily during adolescence. Suffering from a dental phobia is nothing to be ashamed about, and we at Esthetic Smile Dental completely understand that this sensation can feel both intense and completely out of your own control. Our goal is to help you overcome your fear of the dentist through taking small steps with a team of caring and patient professionals, all within a calm and relaxing environment. Avoiding the dentist for extensive time will increase your risk of gum disease and premature tooth loss, which can have an even more traumatic effect on a person, both physically and emotionally, once they finally seek dental care that is required. Allow us to help you find a better way of overcoming a fear of the dentist. We can get your smile back on track at a pace you find comfortable. Give us a call today!