There are many people who have a fear of the dentist. Dental anxiety can prevent many people from getting the care they need for their teeth. David J. Weinstock, an experienced dentist in Bala Cynwyd, PA, discusses the specialized care provided by him and his staff to help you get over your fear of the dentist.
One of the most important things Dr. Weinstock does is to make sure his patients are fully educated on the procedure being performed. Even if it’s something as basic as a dental cleaning, it can be a lot for those with anxiety. There are strange sounds, lights, and tools being used. Talking through the procedure before it’s done lets the patient know exactly what to expect so they can be more prepared.
Keeping You Comfortable
Our priority, especially with patients that have dental fear, is to keep you comfortable. Our dental chairs are meant to be contoured to your body to make sure sitting in them is as pleasant as possible. If your dental anxiety is triggered by the sounds of dental instruments, we provide CD players with stereo headphones so you can drown out the sounds and relax.
We also make sure that we’re up to date with the latest in dental technology. We use digital x-rays to get a clearer image while using less radiation. An intraoral video camera is utilized to make sure your teeth are thoroughly checked and nothing is missed by the naked eye. The technology helps ensure everything is taken care of, while our techniques are gentle and effective to keep you comfortable.
Sedation Dentistry for Dental Fear
If you have a severe case of dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry to make things easier. Nitrous oxide, also known as laughing gas, will keep you relaxed throughout the procedure. Nitrous oxide takes effect immediately and also wears off immediately. This means that you’ll be able to drive yourself to and from the procedure with no issues.
Sedation dentistry is also available to our patients with special needs, disabilities, movement disorders, and for longer or multiple procedures. You’ll be relaxed and calm throughout the process, while still alert enough to answer questions. Some patients may fall asleep during the procedure, and you shouldn’t remember a lot of it afterward.
Your dental anxiety may come from your fear of germs or infection. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of sterilization. Protective clothing is always worn and we sterilize and disinfect all of our tools and the surfaces in the exam rooms. We prevent the chances of any infections spreading or getting to our patients. Germs and infection aren’t things you have to be worried about in our office.
Conquering Dental Fear at Your Dentist in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Dr. Weinstock and the rest of his staff are determined to give you the best oral care possible. To keep you comfortable and calm are our highest priorities. Call us today or schedule an appointment and beat your dental anxiety!