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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!
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!

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We approach dental anxiety by allowing you to set the pace of your treatment every step of the way

When it comes to severe anxiety and dental phobia, our dentist has extensive experience with helping patients overcome this potentially harmful fear. We approach every individual as a unique case, taking the necessary steps to ease each patient toward an attainable goal of good oral health. The root of these fears is different for everybody. Sometimes this could be related to dental tools, the sensation of touch within the mouth, even simply lying in the dentist’s chair can cause anxiety. That’s why we begin every new patient’s first appointment using a no-pressure, relaxed, and gentle interview process with the doctor. During this first appointment, we will get to know all about you, your comfort levels, your dental history, and what specifically triggers your personal severe dental anxiety. There is no need to worry about being rushed into allowing invasive examination or treatments at any point in our office. We will take the time to build your comfort and determine from there what course of action works best for you as an individual. The dentist will always talk you through every step of treatment before it is done, utilizing patience and building supportive trust along the way. In many cases, we can even provide a mild sedative during the earliest stages of treatment in order to help create a relaxing state of mind. This sedative can be slowly reduced as a patient becomes more and more comfortable with each and every appointment set. Remember, our goal is not only to provide you with excellent dental care, but to help our patients truly overcome their fears of dentistry. More effective forms of sedation dentistry are available to patients that suffer from an uncontrollable level of dental phobia, and can be extremely beneficial for certain individuals facing more extensive dental work in the initial stages. Whatever reason you may have for avoiding the dentist, we want you to know that Esthetic Smile Dental is ready to help you overcome any obstacle in order to have a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Give us a call at 818-390-9494 or click the 'appointments' button below and schedule your completely non-invasive, and complimentary consultation today.
When it comes to severe anxiety and dental phobia, our dentist has extensive experience with helping patients overcome this potentially harmful fear. We approach every individual as a unique case, taking the necessary steps to ease each patient toward an attainable goal of good oral health. The root of these fears is different for everybody. Sometimes this could be related to dental tools, the sensation of touch within the mouth, even simply lying in the dentist’s chair can cause anxiety. That’s why we begin every new patient’s first appointment using a no-pressure, relaxed, and gentle interview process with the doctor. During this first appointment, we will get to know all about you, your comfort levels, your dental history, and what specifically triggers your personal severe dental anxiety. There is no need to worry about being rushed into allowing invasive examination or treatments at any point in our office. We will take the time to build your comfort and determine from there what course of action works best for you as an individual. The dentist will always talk you through every step of treatment before it is done, utilizing patience and building supportive trust along the way. In many cases, we can even provide a mild sedative during the earliest stages of treatment in order to help create a relaxing state of mind. This sedative can be slowly reduced as a patient becomes more and more comfortable with each and every appointment set. Remember, our goal is not only to provide you with excellent dental care, but to help our patients truly overcome their fears of dentistry. More effective forms of sedation dentistry are available to patients that suffer from an uncontrollable level of dental phobia, and can be extremely beneficial for certain individuals facing more extensive dental work in the initial stages. Whatever reason you may have for avoiding the dentist, we want you to know that Esthetic Smile Dental is ready to help you overcome any obstacle in order to have a beautiful, healthy smile that lasts a lifetime. Give us a call at 818-390-9494 or click the 'appointments' button below and schedule your completely non-invasive, and complimentary consultation today.



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Freedom From Fear!
Freedom From Fear!

Our dentist focuses on helping you to completely
eliminate severe dental anxiety

At Esthetic Smile Dental, we understand that many patients struggle with some form of dental anxiety. Occasionally, this can even cause complete avoidance of any dental treatment whatsoever. However, we aim to ensure that no patient goes without good oral health and a beautiful smile because of bad experiences in their past. Allow our dentist to change the way you see your next appointments for good!

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Our experienced dentist has a unique approach to patients suffering from a fear of dentistry

"I have seen many unique cases of dental anxiety over the years, and in that time I came to learn the importance of taking the time to truly listen to what the patient has to say about these fears. There is never a point to pushing patients into a situation that they simply aren’t comfortable with, or ready for at that moment in time. I’m always intrigued to discover the source of these discomforts within every individual, allowing me to better understand their needs and provide the best form of treatment as a professional in the dental field. It is always much more satisfying to identify the issue and overcome it alongside the patient, than it ever could be to put them in an uncomfortable place that builds upon their pre-existing fears. At Esthetic Smile Dental, you will always come first. I personally ensure this standard is consistently met within my office, by my team of professionals, and for every person that comes seeking a truly personalized dental experience. Give us a call today, you won’t regret it."

"I have seen many unique cases of dental anxiety over the years, and in that time I came to learn the importance of taking the time to truly listen to what the patient has to say about these fears. There is never a point to pushing patients into a situation that they simply aren’t comfortable with, or ready for at that moment in time. I’m always intrigued to discover the source of these discomforts within every individual, allowing me to better understand their needs and provide the best form of treatment as a professional in the dental field. It is always much more satisfying to identify the issue and overcome it alongside the patient, than it ever could be to put them in an uncomfortable place that builds upon their pre-existing fears. At Esthetic Smile Dental, you will always come first. I personally ensure this standard is consistently met within my office, by my team of professionals, and for every person that comes seeking a truly personalized dental experience. Give us a call today, you won’t regret it."

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