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Dental Fears Lead Dentists to Create New Ambiance

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Dental fears and phobias stem from a number of experiences in an individual’s past. Whether it is a fear of needles, a traumatic dental appointment, or apprehension over potential pain, the stress and discomfort can inhibit optimal dental care. Dental phobias and anxieties are not a rare phenomenon; according to the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, more than 15 percent of Americans suffer from the condition. Dental fear, or anxiety, is a less severe form of the condition, causing uneasiness and a nervous feeling on the date of the appointment. Dental phobia, on the other hand, is more extreme—these individuals may experience a sense of impending doom or panic attacks at the mere sight of dental tools or even the prospect of an appointment at the family dentistry office. Professional dental care is not something to skip, even if you are afraid. Fortunately, there are some dentists who have reinvented their practices to suit even the most fearful.

When describing their dental fears, many people use “anxiety” and “phobia” interchangeably. Although the words are similar, they have two different meanings. If you have dental fears or anxiety, you just need a dentist in Pembroke Pines who is patient enough to explain what you can expect during your procedure. Anxiety is a fear of the unknown that can often be eliminated once you have an understanding of the situation.

Dental phobias are more complicated and cause a much more terrifying experience. Those with phobias may react defensively because they feel their safety is being threatened. They may react to a dental drill or a dentist in a white coat in a manner that seems irrational to observers, but the person with the phobia is experiencing a very intense, completely real situation. Overcoming a dental phobia usually requires professional help—and a tremendous effort on the part of the afflicted person. 

When it comes to treatments, very few people fear a trip to the spa, so many in the dental industry have instituted new procedures and technologies, as well as redesigned their offices to resemble a spa. Known as “dental spas,” these types of practices have dental care teams that are more sensitive to the needs of those with dental fears. These dental spas have been developed in an effort to aid the millions of Americans who have dental fears or phobias.

Treatment options are often luxurious at dental spas, and include massage, reflexology, and refreshments. Dental spa services may also include sedation dentistry, during which the patient is sedated while the dentist performs the treatment. In severe cases of dental fears, some dentists may use general anesthesia, so that the patient is completely unaware that the experience has even occurred. These options can put patients at ease and ensure that they receive routine professional dental care.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Pembroke Pines, call Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines today at (954) 417-6146 or make an appointment.

Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Pembroke Pines. Our office is conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines. 

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