A relatively large percentage of the population suffers from dental anxiety, which is also known as dental phobia or dental fear. For 36% of Americans, concerns range from mild to moderate. However, 12% experience extreme symptoms that make going to the dentist almost impossible.
The dental industry is fully aware of dental phobia and how it presents in patients. In psychological terms, the fear and anxiety that sufferers feel is considered irrational. With that said, the terrifying and often crippling symptoms associated with dental phobia are very real for affected individuals.
Your Dentist & Dental Phobia
An experienced and compassionate dentist understands the impact of dental phobia. At Ora Dental Implant Studio, we know that the procedures offered at our California offices may seem especially frightening. While there are various stages involved in the placement of dental implants, the good news is that the process is similar to other dental procedures.
Imaging technology, anesthetics, sedation dentistry and other services are available in California from Ora Dental Implant Studio. Our goal is to ensure that every patient can enjoy dental implants that completely rebuild damaged smiles. Our passion for making patients feel comfortable is fully evident when you share your fears about going through any dental procedure.
Dental Implant Education
One of the key components of accommodating patients with dental phobia is providing education in positive ways. Dental implants can completely change your life. If fear and anxiety are preventing you from pursuing the dream of achieving a brighter smile, speaking to an understanding dentist can help.
Providing access to anesthesia and other sedation dentistry options are practical solutions at Ora Dental Implant Studio. However, we feel it is important to explain to our patients how these measures help address dental phobia. You will not remember the implant procedure, which means no negative associations with receiving treatment.
Effective aftercare can influence the development of dental phobia – even when sedation is offered during an appointment. This can occur when patients are not adequately prepared for what to expect after treatment. At our California offices, we are proactive in preparing patients for the recovery stage of treatment.
If you would like to learn more about effective strategies for overcoming dental phobia, call Ora Dental Implant Studio today.
Posted on behalf of Ora Dental Implant Studio
2733 Elk Grove Blvd, Suite 170
Elk Grove, CA 95758