Afraid of the Dentist? We Can and Will Help!

Do you suffer from dentophobia? As you might suspect from the name, it’s a form of anxiety related to visiting a dentist. According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 36% of individuals in this country suffer from some sort of fear of dental treatment. And 12% have “extreme fear.” happy man at the dentist

Also sometimes generally known as odontophobia or even white coat syndrome (since medical practitioners traditionally wore white jackets), dental anxieties could result from fears of all sorts of related factors including:

  • Minor bleeding
  • Thinking that the anesthetic might not work
  • Uncomfortable with temporary numbness of local anesthetic
  • Pain
  • Needles
  • Smells related to a dental office
  • Noise of drills or other instruments
  • Past poor experience

At South Florida Center for Periodontics & Implant Dentistry, we’ll help you relax in every way possible to ensure you’re comfortable when receiving important periodontal care. We offer sedation options including nitrous oxide (laughing gas), oral sedation and even IV sedation. For more complex cases, Dr. Eitan Gross, our board-certified anesthesiologist, can offer even deeper sedation in a comforting and safe environment.

Here’s an excerpt from a review by one recent, admittedly nervous dental implant patient who we were able to help:

“I’m just in awe! If there was a million stars to rate this place, I definitely would! The receptionists are so welcoming and nice, all the staff that I introduced with were just amazing! I’m extremely nervous about any dental work, but Dr. Liliana Aranguren and Gail T. made me feel so comfortable and relaxed! Gail walked me through the whole process with so much patience! And trust me… I’m a patient that requires a lot of patience. Dr Aranguren greeted me with a huge hug! The work that was done— it’s just phenomenal, they went an extra mile to make my smile beautiful, they went an extra mile to make me feel so comfortable and relaxed! It is by far the most personal and caring care that I ever got. Thank you!”

If your dental fears are stopping you from improving your oral health, please call our office at 561-912-9993 and read more about how we help alleviate dental anxieties. The right dental expert, in a relaxing and comfortable atmosphere, can make all the difference. We’ll be happy to consider a customized sedation option to manage your dental anxiety if required. We’re here to help in all ways possible.