Were you aware that anywhere from 30 million to 40 million Americans experience fear and anxiety when they are scheduled to visit their dentist or undergo a dental procedure? While dental anxiety is a common issue familiar to dentists, Dr. Jorge Pinera is certainly no stranger to helping patients overcome their dental-related anxiety so that it doesn’t dampen their smile.
Dental phobia is a powerful thing. With this type of fear, you feel so much stress from the dread that you end up panicked. This level of fear can even prompt people to delay needed routine maintenance which could prevent gum disease and tooth decay. The result? Your smile pays a heavy price, as it affects both your oral health and your self-esteem.
Luckily, dental anxiety is not as intense as dental phobia, but there are still consequences. You might feel an underlying sense of unease before coming into the office, which can be accompanied by exaggerated worries regarding your treatment. Sadly, this can make your experience unnecessarily stressful.
But there is good news! Our experienced team is happy to help with both of these debilitating conditions. We have ways to lighten your fear and help you have positive dental experiences. Whether you need us to help ensure that you get a good night’s sleep before a procedure or need our help to breathe easily while we work on your smile, we can help.
If you want to make sure that fears about your dental visits don’t dampen your smile, please give Sensitive Dental in Houston, Texas a call at 281-531-1000 today. Dr. Jorge Pinera and our team look forward to providing you with the most comfortable experience along with a healthier, confident smile!