Jackie was one of the thousands of people in this country who experience severe dental anxiety, the kind of dental fear that’s severe enough to prevent some patients from receiving the important treatment they need. She was referred to Dr. Lilli Aranguren by a friend who also had suffered severe dental anxiety.
Comfortable and Welcome
Jackie says she “felt no pain whatsoever and felt comfortable and welcome in the hands of Dr. Aranguren.” In fact, Jackie says she was so comfortable she was humming to the music while being treated by Dr. Aranguren.
“To be able to come to a dental practice and not be afraid was such a relief. It made me look forward to coming through the front door!”
Do You Suffer From Dental Anxiety? We Can Help
Statistics vary regarding the overall presence of dental anxiety among individuals in this country, but we know these fears affect individuals of all ages and backgrounds. The cause of the anxiety can be based on numerous factors including a fear of noises, bad experiences from childhood, fears about needles, strong gag reflexes and more.
These people know that delaying important periodontal work is unhealthy, but they are often paralyzed by their anxieties. They’re frustrated with themselves since they know that avoiding routine dental care is not only bad for their oral health but can relate to other health issues. Indeed, more and more studies point to the distinct relationship between our oral health and “systemic” diseases throughout the body including diabetes, heart disease, Alzheimer’s disease and colon cancer.
Addressing Dental Fears
We offer a variety of sedation options to alleviate your anxiety during periodontal treatment and/or dental implant surgery. We’ll help you get the treatment you need while ensuring you remain calm and relaxed. Options include nitrous oxide, oral (conscious) sedation and even IV (moderate) sedation if needed. For deeper sedation, (similar to colonoscopy) you can see Dr. Eitan Gross, our board-certified dental anesthesiologist. And for the most extreme cases, Dr. Ganeles has privileges at Boca Raton Regional Hospital and West Boca Medical Center and can treat patients there.
Interesting in learning more? Call our office at 561-912-9993 and book your consultation today!