Advanced Dental Care of Pembroke Pines
1601 N Palm Avenue, Suite 104, Pembroke Pines, FL 33026

Dental Fears Lead Dentists to Create New Ambiance

dca-blog_dental-fears-girl-teeth

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. 

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
The staff is super nice and my hygienist Randi always does a terrific job. The doctor is always super sweet and gentle. If you’re looking for a great dentist, this is the place.
Sharlene Q.
Consistently reliable, explanations given, pleasant staff
Aulikki M.
Super friendly staff and really knowledgeable and respectful. My 85 year old mom needed a cavity fixed and they were super kind and awesome to her. If I lived here this would be my dentist for sure!
Aaron S.
Because it is well deserved!!
Mary M.
Professional
James L.
Great office, great staff, professional and kind
Alice W.
The team at this office is amazing! They are great at creating a comfortable environment and are extremely professional. Every appointment I have had with them has been excellent!
Desiree C.
Staff and Jennifer were there on time. They were courteous. Jennifer was very professional and fun – as always.
Andreina G.
Excellent care, the staff are very skilled and Dr L expertly administers the novacaine. I literally never felt a thing!
Karen S.
Both Doctor and staff are professional and friendly. I’m never in the waiting room long enough to open a magazine. The appointments are not rushed and are scheduled so well, that patients are […]
Janet L.
The entire staff is amazingly kind, considerate and professional. I love they truly take their time with you and I feel they listen to my concerns very well.
Lashawn M.
I’ve been going to Dr Mautner for over 20 years. When he left and had Dr Lavenka as the lead dentist I had no idea of her skill. I broke a tooth on Wednesday, and called and got an appt. for […]
Lee P.
The Staff and the quality of their work is outstanding. They work with honesty and integrity. Highly recommended.
Jorge C.
Everyone at the office is great!!
Donald B.
Best dentist and staff I have ever experienced. They are all very helpful and do their jobs well while making it a pleasant experience!
Anna J.
Service was great! All the staff were friendly and great! The Dentist was very professional and did a great job!
James D.
Friendly and professional
Dana G.
Been going here for decades. Never a bad experience. Dr. Lavenka and Julie took care of me today. Excellent work!
Joey S.
I am absolutely in love with this dentist office. I feel so comfortable and well taken care of. They are professional and totally human and kind. The entire staff is beyond wonderful.
Maria G.
First cavity filling and it was a great experience! I felt so comforted and calm. Great (interesting/distracting) conversation!
Danielle S.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
  • Monday 10:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Tuesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Get in touch:
  • Phone: (954) 417-6146
Our Location