Fear of the dentist is a very real obstacle for many patients. Many Americans avoid receiving the dental care they need due to dental anxiety. Dr. David Weinstock and our entire dental care team take the time to understand the concerns of our patients. Our compassionate and highly trained team works together to ensure our patients enjoy a dentist office experience that is as comfortable and relaxed as possible.
Dr. Weinstock provides patients with complete dental services in a welcoming, clean, state-of-the-art dentist office. Patients can get the care they need without the fear of the dentist. Dr. Weinstock’s broad education, advanced training, and extensive experience ensure that all of our patients receive the comprehensive dental care they need and deserve.
Your Comfort is Our Priority
Whether you’re receiving cosmetic treatment from Dr. David Weinstock or having a dental hygiene appointment with one of our hygienists, our team always has your comfort in mind:
- Dental chairs contoured to your body to help keep you relaxed and comfortable.
- Gentle, effective anesthetic techniques minimize discomfort.
- Our high-tech intraoral video camera detects problems not visible to the naked eye.
- Personal CD player with stereo headphones to soothe you and help you relax.
- State-of-the-art digital radiography allows us to take clearer, sharper X-rays with less than half the radiation of traditional film.
- Our friendly, attentive staff will help to make your visit with us a pleasant one.
Sedation Dentistry in Philadelphia
For patients experiencing severe dental anxiety, or require a more complex restorative procedure, Dr. Weinstock may recommend sedation dentistry. Sedation dentistry will allow you to feel completely relaxed and comfortable during your procedure. Depending on your health and personal concerns Dr. Weinstock will help determine which form of sedation dentistry is most appropriate.
We offer Nitrous Oxide as an effective and safe method of sedation. Nitrous oxide works immediately and wears off quickly so you are able to drive yourself home from your dentist appointment. Dr. Weinstock will be sure that every patient understands how sedation dentistry works and the appropriate steps to take to prepare for treatment.
Sterilization & Infection Control
As health care professionals, we are concerned for your health and safety, as well as our own. Therefore, we take rigorous steps to prevent the possible spread of infection by sterilizing instruments, disinfecting surfaces, and wearing protective clothing, so you can be assured of receiving the finest care in a safe and healthy environment.
Infection controls and universal precautions protect patients and staff alike. Everyone benefits from rigorous infection control – you, your dentist, and the dental team. The cornerstone of a good and safe dental practice is the element of trust. You should feel free to discuss this topic with Dr. David Weinstock and receive a straightforward answer.
Dental Anxiety FAQs
Is Dental Anxiety Common?
Dental Anxiety is extremely common. The Journal of the American Dental Association reports that almost 75% of Americans feel or have felt a form of dental anxiety. At least 5% of people report their excitement as being so serious that they consider their feelings about the dentist a phobia. Throughout time it has become a widespread idea that visiting the dentist is a stressful experience that seems to be ingrained in a large majority of society’s ideals.
What Are the Dental Anxiety Symptoms and Signs?
Some signs that a patient may be experiencing dental anxiety are feeling nausea when thinking about going to the dentist, having disrupted sleep the night before a dental appointment or procedure, nervous feeling before an appointment, and feeling panicky and stressed before going to the dentist.
If you experience any of these you are likely experiencing dental anxiety. If the problem is persistent it is a good idea to make your dentist aware of how you are feeling. Always remember that statistically the majority of patients struggle with the same feelings, so we know how to help calm your nerves and make the visit as pleasant as possible.
Can my dental anxiety be cured with sedation dentistry?
Sedation is often used in dental procedures for patients who suffer from dental anxiety. Patients who struggle with severe dental anxiety may be sedated for procedures to make the experience less stressful for them. The hope with this tactic is that over time, patients will lose their fear of the dentist, and be able to undergo an appointment or procedure without sedation.
Why Visit our Dentist in Philadelphia, PA?
Dr. Weinstock encourages patients to visit our Philadelphia, PA dentist office at least twice a year for regular oral hygiene check-ups and teeth cleanings. Preventative dental care can help patients avoid the need for more advanced restorative or cosmetic dental procedures. Preventative oral check-ups can help catch the development of dental concerns in the earliest stages of conservative and effective treatment.