Ways the Dentist Can Address Your Dental Phobia
Dallas Cosmetic Dental uses the latest techniques to reduce dental phobia anxiety.
We’ve all been through a tough couple of years and it has caused many of us to feel increasingly anxious. The World Health Organization noted that anxiety has increased by 25% worldwide.
Sometimes that can manifest as dental phobia. Whether we’ve struggled with it before or not, the thought of visiting the dentist’s office can be overwhelming. At the same time, we know that we need regular checkups for our dental and oral health.
Thankfully, your Dallas cosmetic dentist gets it. We’ve got a range of ways to calm dental anxiety, allowing you to take care of your health without the usual anxiety.
Let’s look at the options we use to set your mind at rest and allow you to schedule your next appointment with confidence.
Relaxed, Inviting Atmosphere
Imagine a place of peace, calm, and tranquility. Maybe you’re thinking of your favorite resort or spa. Somewhere you don’t have to worry about daily life, a place where there’s no trauma.
Imagine if you could have that kind of experience when you visit the dentist. The fact is, you can. Dr. Gary Alhadef, DDS, and his team have created a clinic where your comfort is the priority.
Your feelings will always be taken into consideration and you will never be put under pressure. Dr. Alhadef is highly professional and will talk you through your treatment options with kindness and compassion. He will take the time to answer your questions and allay any concerns you may have.
This includes talking you through the technology and techniques that make dentistry comfortable.
Technology that Makes Dentistry Comfortable
Dental technology has progressed a lot over recent decades. There are now innovative devices and treatments that allow you to achieve a stunning smile while remaining calm and comfortable. Let’s take a look at a few of the ways we make the dental experience a comfortable one.
Laser dentistry makes dental procedures quicker, more comfortable, and pain-free! Forget the old instruments and techniques you’re used to. Dental lasers allow you to get the treatment you need without surgery, pain, or swelling.
With laser dentistry, the drill is a thing of the past. Dr. Alhadef uses the Waterlase® MD system in his treatments. This does not produce heat and vibration like a traditional drill, but is just as effective at getting the job done. Our patients love laser dentistry as many of the anxiety triggers, such as the noise and vibration of the drill, no longer exist.
Laser dentistry is a great option if you have dental anxiety and need:
- Gum disease treatment.
- Gum reshaping.
- Removal of caries (cavities).
- Teeth shaping.
- Dental implants placed.
- Canker sores healed.
Dental lasers are so comfortable that sometimes there is no need for an anesthetic.
For anyone with a dental phobia, sedation dentistry offers a comfortable solution. Sedative drugs can relax and calm you so that you’re not anxious. They allow you to be drowsy or fully asleep during the procedure.
This is ideal for patients with dental anxiety and can help you if:
- Need multiple dental procedures.
- Have had negative experiences in the past.
- Have a strong gag reflex.
- Have a fear of needles.
- Already have severe dental pain.
Dr. Alhadef will talk you through the oral medications that could work for you. He’ll discuss the differences between the drugs so that you can make a choice you’re fully comfortable with.
IV Sedation Dentistry
IV sedation dentistry is an even faster way to experience the calm discussed above. A well-trained anesthesiologist will administer the medication intravenously. You’ll barely feel a thing as they make the IV connection and you’ll be able to relax throughout the entire procedure.
CEREC Same-Day, No-gooey-impressions Crowns
Dental crowns are a great way to repair damaged teeth. They replace the damaged part of the natural tooth with a life-like artificial tooth. However, some people may have been put off in the past because they can require several visits to the dentist’s office.
Cerec Technology Dentistry is a new treatment from Germany that reduces crowns to a single visit. It uses 3D photography and CAD (computer-aided design) to produce a dental crown that is a perfect fit. That means there’s no need for impressions, so no biting into gooey trays! This technology also works for inlays and onlays, which are partial crowns that cover part of the tooth.
You’ll spend less time in the chair and won’t need to go through weeks of treatment. Talk to Dr. Alhadef about whether this is suitable for your needs.
Digital imaging allows dentists to get a great view of what is going on in your mouth. But now, digital radiography X-rays are more comfortable and expose you to less radiation. They produce an almost instant picture for your dentist to work with.
VIP dental services reduce dental phobia and anxiety.
If you’re a busy professional, you need a dental service that works for you. That does not mean taking time out of your day to find your way to the dentist’s office and sitting in the waiting room until it’s your turn.
We are proud to offer a VIP dental service—a concierge for your dental health.
We pick you up in style for your appointment from your home, workplace, or other convenient location. When you get to the dental studio suite, there’s no need to wait in line. Dr. Alhadef will be ready to see you as soon as you arrive.
You are welcome to reserve the entire day or part of the day and arrive whenever you please. We provide privacy and discretion to allow you to get the treatment you need. Our local guide concierge will be happy to make all the arrangements for you.
This service is also ideal for anyone with dental anxiety. Especially after two years of social distancing, the thought of attending a busy office can be stressful. This way, you will arrive and have your treatment when there is no one there.
We’ll take things at your pace and you’ll have time to relax. There’ll be ample opportunity to share any concerns and get the reassurance you need. If you choose to have sedation dentistry, you’ll be able to recover in privacy before heading out.
Overcome dental phobia with Dallas Cosmetic Dental.
Dr. Alhadef and his team use a combination of approaches to help you overcome your dental phobia. The atmosphere is relaxed, professional, and inviting. We’ll talk you through every procedure to put your mind at rest.
We use the latest technology to provide you with a pain-free experience. And for extra reassurance, dental sedation is there to relax you as you get the work you need.
Don’t put off dental treatment you want or need because of dental phobia! Schedule an appointment with Dr. Alhadef today and be sure to mention any concerns in the ‘Notes for the Doctor’ section. We’ll be with you every step of the way.