What Is Dental Phobia?
At NYC Smile Spa, we specialize in treating patients who suffer from dental phobia, a serious, often paralyzing, fear of visiting the dentist. Many people who struggle with dental phobias stop visiting the dentist altogether and often end up developing serious issues with their oral health. Eventually, this can lead to problems with eating and living everyday life. Postponing routine dental care and necessary treatments can lead to more complex dental problems and the need for additional treatments. This is not ideal for someone who suffers from dental anxiety. It can become a vicious cycle.
Our Treatment Approach
Dr. Krochak offers a unique approach to dental phobia in that he doesn’t believe in masking your feelings with sedation medication. Instead, he wants to get to the root of your feelings so you can overcome your emotions. When feelings are masked by medication, the root of the problem is never solved. It will continue to be a problem each and every time you need to visit the dentist. If you are able to overcome your phobia, visiting the dentist will never be a problem again. When we meet for the first time, we will have an in-depth conversation about your history of dental care and what may have caused the feelings you have about the dentist and dental treatments.
To learn more about dental phobia, be sure to visit our website. We have more information about dental phobia as well as videos by Dr. Krochak. https://www.nycsmilespa.com/dental-fear/what-is-dental-phobia/
If you live in or near the Upper East Side and you or a loved one suffers from dental phobia, we would love to help you. Be sure to contact our office and be honest with our team about your feelings and your dental health needs. They will schedule your appointment as needed. We look forward to seeing you soon to help you get the dental care you need and deserve.
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