If you’re scared of the dentist and are paralyzed by dental fear, you’ll be happy to know that Cosmetic Dental Associates provides “no fear dentistry” to the delight of our thousands of happy patients.
Some practices push so-called “sedation dentistry” or “painless dentistry” – based on giving tranquilizing drugs to patients. At our San Antonio gentle dental practice, we do it differently. Our years of experience and attention to detail allow us to follow a no-fear dentistry philosophy, setting our patients’ minds at ease and eliminating the pain and fears often stirred by less skillful dentists.
Gentle dental lifts dental fears
Does the thought of going to the dentist give you a panic attack? Does your dental fear make you avoid visiting a dentist until the agony of a toothache overcomes your fear of drills and needles? Has your fear kept you from getting the regular dental care you need? You’re not alone; experts say three out of every four Americans have some level of fear of dentists.
One out of every five Americans are so fearful that they go to the dentist only when a crisis cavity or other major incident occurs. And fearful new patients start out on the wrong foot. Our no-fear dentistry, on the other hand, can change how you view a visit to the dentist.
Dental fears include embarrassment over the state of the patient’s teeth – which is worsened, of course, as the patient continues to avoid dental visits. The fear of gagging, fear of needles and fear of the numbing sensations are also major concerns. Overall, though, one of the biggest fears is the loss of control – becoming an object under the complete control of the dentist, without knowing what’s being done to you at any given point. And unfortunately, “sedation dentistry” puts the patient even more under the control of the dentist. Our no-fear dentistry philosophy ends your worries.
In recent years, the popularity of painless dentistry or sedation dentistry has boomed, feeding off the fear of dentists. From laughing gas to IV drips to tranquilizer pills, many dentists offer services that drug their patients into a state of compliance. And unfortunately, there is even a danger in sedation dentistry; some have even died because of the procedure.
At Cosmetic Dental Associates, our top priority is to make sure your dental fears are gone. We won’t knock you out with drugs – what we will do is show you how gentle, caring dentistry can wipe away your fears. You’re never an object – we take the time to make sure you are comfortable and understand exactly what’s happening next. And our decades of experience and skills in anesthetics and operation of equipment ensure that your procedure is free of the pain and stress that a less-experienced dentist can produce.
Most importantly, when you walk out of our no-fear dentistry practice, you will leave your fears behind.