Most people can live with having some anxiety about going to the dentist. For those with dental phobia, however, the thought of a dental visit is terrifying — especially if extensive work needs to be done.
Dental Phobia Puts Oral Health at Risk
People with dental phobia often put off routine care for years or even decades. To avoid it, they’ll put up with gum infections (periodontal disease), pain, or even broken and unsightly teeth.
It has been estimated that 9% to 15% of Americans avoid seeing the dentist because of anxiety and fear. That’s about 30 million to 40 million people!
People with dental phobia have a higher risk of gum disease, early tooth loss, and many other oral health issues. There are emotional costs as well — discolored or damaged teeth can make people self-conscious and insecure. Some people can become so embarrassed about how their teeth look that their personal and professional lives begin to suffer. There is often a serious loss of self-esteem.
Pain-Free Dentistry at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®
Fortunately, here at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®, we understand dental phobia. We can help distressed patients overcome their fears of being in pain in the dentist chair.
Did you know…. About 80% of patients don’t even need anesthesia when they get a cavity filled at THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®?
The dental technology used in this practice is state-of-art — which means our dental treatments are pain-free and performed faster than other traditional treatments.
Do you have a low pain threshold? Set your fears aside and watch this video as I explain why there is nothing to be afraid of when you visit THE SCIENCE OF SMILES®.